This issue and a companion piece to appear early in 2007, came about as a result of a general call for papers on the issue of the media and religion. As we sorted through the submissions it became apparent that there was enough material to devote an entire issue to what we have called Islam and the media. This title is satisfyingly imprecise for we did not wish to confine ourselves to any one aspect of the interplay between the media and religion but instead wished critically to explore as wide a range of connections between Islam and the modern mass media as possible. So what we, in co-operation with our contributors present here are a series of discussions relating to Islam and capitalism, nationalism(s) gender, communal identity, terrorism, tradition, modernism, freedom of expression and more.


How to Cite: McNicholas, A. (2017) “Editorial”, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 3(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.26