The art of religion news in the broadband, multimedia, & social age, 2006-2009
Listicles, memes, and photo lists fueled new startups’ ascent to the most viewed entertainment and news providers.
The art of religion news in the broadband, multimedia, & social age, 2000-2005
The 21st Century brought the rise of websites gushing with digital creations connected by fast, big rivers of data made possible by broadband networks, faster computers and more storage space.
The art of religion news in the Browser Age 1990 – 1999
The invention of the browser was like a spectacular magic trick of invoking new sights at the click of a finger.
The art of religion news in the PC age, 1976-1989
Complexity and contradiction in the art of religion news
The art of religion news in the internet age, 1962-1975
The era of plain text
The art of religion news in Disrupter City
News media innovations arose with the vast movement of people and ideas into late 19th Century New York City.
David Aikman’s When the Almond Tree Blossoms reads as if it was written about 2016.
New edition published September 1st!
The incompleteness theorem of the art of religion news
More than anything else, New York City contains religious mysteries.
Sensationalism versus sobriety in the art of religion news in the 19th & 20th Centuries
The reign of “objective news” was gradually supplanted by the reign of screaming headlines and sob-provoking stories.
Intro: Complexity and contradiction in the art of online religion news reporting
The art of religion news media starts in America with its very first newspaper.
Reporting on Religion
National Conference March 14th! After Iowa, you know that you need to brush up on your religious reporting.
Journalism Under Fire
In closed countries like Nigeria, journalistic ethics are mortgaged by survival instincts. But Christian ethics takes this journalist one step further.
Journalism and the Two Mandates: the role of journalism in creation and mission
The idea of vocation is particularly Christian. In ancient Greece leisure was the only end of any work and so work itself was not seen as a vocation. All labour was seen as slavish. In Hindu religious culture, the focus is on fulfilling one duty. Work was a part of such duty. Work itself was (more…)
‘Gotcha’ responsibility? How reporters can serve their readers
Journalists should be serving our readers with helpful news but often we look for our readers to serve our careers and agendas. What is a Christian journalist’s responsibilities in serving his or her readers?
God the Communicator
God is a god who communicates with his creation. Humans exercise their ‘image of God’ by communicating with each other. As journalists, how can we fulfill both our mandate to objective reporting and our calling to communicate God’s story?