Long before the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified, some early news reports insinuated that Muslims were responsible. That has prompted one Chicago-area Islamic leader’s call for more Muslims to get involved with shaping media coverage.
Torey Malatia is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Chicago Public Media, Inc. He is a leader in public media strategic thinking, has written and lectured extensively about the public media's role as a public trust. As an advocate for deepening community commitments, he has spearheaded numerous neighborhood and local reporting initiatives.