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?
Reporting, The Meanings of Words, and Bible Prophecy…
What can an investigative reporter learn from the meaning of “revelation” as presented by the Bible?
Lee Strobel Makes The Case For Christ
Lee Strobel came to faith by examining the Bible like an investigative journalist.
NY Times faces heat for claiming that James Foley converted while in ISIS captivity
GetReligion.org challenges NYTimes report of James Foley’s faith-change.
Kenji Goto, Christian Journalist, Beheaded By ISIS
Adapted & updated from Timothy C. Morgan, Christianity Today
Arnie Fjeldstad, chairman of Gegrapha, passed away Sunday
Arne H. Fjeldstad, tireless worker for Christian journalists, died suddenly on Sunday afternoon subsequent to a clot in the lungs.
Fjeldstad was chairman of Gegrapha, the international fellowship of Christian journalists. He also was head of The Media Project, which equips journalists, editors, teachers of journalism and media analysts to cover the topic of religion in public (more…)