Covering the topic of Islam is becoming an increasingly challenging assignment for journalists, especially in the South. To help those who report on issues involving Muslim communities, the MTSU School of Journalism is hosting this conference and workshop, featuring veteran reporters and experts in Islamic history and culture.
The conference is sponsored by the McCormick Foundation with additional help from the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies and the MTSU School of Journalism, and is planned and organized by the MTSU School of Journalism.
Conference Planning Committee:
• Phil Loubere, assistant professor and chair
• Dr. Dwight Brooks, director, MTSU School of Journalism
• Dr. Sanjay Asthana, associate professor
• Dr. Deborah Gump, John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence and professional in residence
Monday- 8/22- 2:30pm
Asma Uddin, Founder, AltMuslimah.com and International Law Attorney
A discussion on First Amendment rights and national security concerns
Made possible by a grant from the McCormick Foundation
See also: “Islam in the Bible Belt on the Murfreesboro Post”