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How the media covers the Muslim community and how the public interprets that news was the focus of a wide-ranging "Muslimedia" panel discussion Sunday in the Islamic Center, Getzville.

The crowd of about 60 people obtained insights from two retired Western New York journalists as well as religious leaders and representatives of the Muslim community.

Lee Coppola, a print, TV reporter and longtime dean of St. Bonaventure University's journalism school, praised journalists' work in covering the Trump administration but said there is room for improvement when it comes to reporting on Islam, and reporters have not "done an adequate job."


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