Publications

The Media Portrayals of Minorities Project has generated scholarship that has been published in a range of venues. Our earliest publications drew largely on a human-coded database of article headlines. More recent work builds on computer-assisted methods of data analysis.

Atheism in US and UK Newspapers: Negativity about Non-Belief and Non-Believers,” Erik Bleich and A. Maurits van der Veen, Religions, 12, 5, 2021: 291-310

Media Portrayals of Muslims: A Comparative Sentiment Analysis of American Newspapers, 1996–2015,” Erik Bleich and A. Maurits van der Veen, Politics, Groups, and Identities, 9, 1, 2021: 20-39

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Corpus Linguistics Analysis of US Newspaper Coverage of Latinx, 1996–2016,” Erik Bleich, James P Callison, Georgia Grace Edwards, Mia Fichman, Erin Hoynes, Razan Jabari, and A. Maurits van der Veen, Journalism, https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884918818252

Afro-Pessimist or Africa Rising? US Newspaper Coverage of Africa, 1994-2018,” Erik Bleich, Mira Chugh, Adrienne Goldstein, Amelia Pollard, Varsha Vijayakumar, and A. Maurits van der Veen, Journalism Studies, 21, 13, 2020: 1775-94

Group Status, Geographic Location, and the Tone of Media Coverage: Jews and Muslims in New York Times and Guardian Headlines, 1985–2014,” Hasher Nisar and Erik Bleich, Comparative Migration Studies, 8, 3, 2020: 1-18

Media Coverage of Muslim Devotion: A Four-Country Analysis of Newspaper Articles, 1996–2016,” Erik Bleich, Julien Souffrant, Emily Stabler, and A. Maurits van der Veen, Religions, 9, 8, 2018: 247-61

Investigating Status Hierarchies with Media Analysis: Muslims, Jews, and Catholics in The New York Times and The Guardian Headlines, 1985-2014,” Erik Bleich, Hasher Nisar, and Cara Vazquez, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 59, 3, 2018: 239-57

The Effect of Terrorist Events on Media Portrayals of Islam and Muslims: Evidence from New York Times Headlines, 1985-2013,” Erik Bleich, Hasher Nisar, and Rana Abdelhamid, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39, 7, 2016: 1109-27

Introduction: Migrants, Minorities, and the Media: Information, Representations, and Participation in the Public Sphere,” Erik Bleich, Irene Bloemraad, and Els de Graauw, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41, 6, 2015: 857-73

Media Portrayals of Minorities: Muslims in British Newspaper Headlines, 2001-2012,” Erik Bleich, Hannah Stonebraker, Hasher Nisar, and Rana Abdelhamid, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41, 6, 2015: 942-62

Media Contributions

How do newspapers cover racial and religious minorities? Here’s the data.” Joshua Tucker, Washington Post/Monkey Cage, October 2, 2020

How the Media Shapes What We Think About Religious Groups” Erik Bleich, Interfaith Radio, September 13, 2019

Sure, a lot of newspaper coverage of Latinos is negative — but not when it comes to cultural achievements” Erik Bleich & A. Maurits van der Veen, Washington Post/Monkey Cage, January 23, 2019

Newspaper coverage of Muslims is negative. And it’s not because of terrorism.” Erik Bleich & A. Maurits van der Veen, Washington Post/Monkey Cage, December 20, 2018

Most news coverage of Muslims is negative. But not when it’s about devotion.” Erik Bleich, Julien Souffrant, Emily Stabler & A. Maurits van der Veen, Washington Post/Monkey Cage, October 17, 2018

The Media, Marches, and Muslims,” Erik Bleich, Vermont Public Radio Commentary, February 6, 2017