How the Media Shaped Perception of Muslims Before and After 9/11

When terrorists attacked the U.S. on 9/11, it led to a surge of anti-Muslim sentiment. It wasn’t the first time that media coverage had cast the Arab world in a negative light. For the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we are answering questions from Millennials and members of Gen Z about that day and what followed. In this installment, an expert explains how media coverage helped shape the perception of Muslims before and after 9/11.