The media project textually analyzes New York Times articles between 1850 and 2009. The objective of the media project is to trace the genealogical representation of Muslims, Arabs, and Islam. Through a 150-year analysis of newspaper articles, interns examine discourses in media representation that often coincide with shifts in international politics, imperial interests, or globalization. The media project is managed by a group of five undergraduate interns who present yearly at UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference, UC Davis’ Middle Eastern/South Asian Studies Research Symposium, and Stanford’s Undergraduate Research Conference. Interns also receive formal training in archival research, journalistic textual analysis, and grant writing.