.... The choice of headline in the respective media outlets’ coverage of the poll commissioned by Demos is interesting for its reflection of what qualifies as newsworthy and how news reports are presented by the different outlets.
Contrast the BBC’s coverage of the list of institutions, individuals and symbols that evoke pride among Britons to the Daily Mail and Daily Star’s choice of headline – that British Muslims are more patriotic than the average Briton.
But then, the Daily Star chose to cover the Gallup poll results of 2009 under an article headlined ‘Muslims aren’t loyal to UK say 66% of Brits’. Is it any wonder that readers should disbelieve British Muslims’ patriotism given the frequent negative and alarmist reporting by sections of the British press? [ENGAGE] Read more