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November 6-10, 2005 Los Angeles, CA The Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and the USC Annenberg Knight Chair in Media and Religion, in partnership with the Social Science Research Council and the New York Times Company Foundation, present an expenses-paid seminar that will explore in-depth the practice of Islam and the Muslim experience in America.The program, which will focus on Islamic practices and communities, aims to provide journalists with context and understanding of issues essential to framing news stories with a greater depth of understanding of American Muslim life and its transnational dimensions. Fellowships are available for 25 professional journalists to attend the seminar, which will feature a broad range of experts leading discussions key to understanding the complexities of Islam.

HOW:Applications are available on the WKC website, www.WKConline.org Applications should be sent to Vikki Porter, Director, Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, USC Annenberg School for Communication, 300 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 3950, Los Angeles, CA 90071-8110 For further information or questions: Email: vporter@usc.edu Phone: (213) 437-4417


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