Disrupter City

The art of religion news in Disrupter City

By , posted September 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

News media innovations arose with the vast movement of people and ideas into late 19th Century New York City.

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David Aikman’s When the Almond Tree Blossoms reads as if it was written about 2016.

By , posted September 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

New edition published September 1st!

If these Bronx clothes could talk! Illustration by A Journey through NYC religions. Photo: Russell Lee/Library of Congress

The incompleteness theorem of the art of religion news

By , posted August 30, 2016 at 6:30 am

More than anything else, New York City contains religious mysteries.

Yellow journalism was journalism that was emotional, colorful and highly opinionated. Named after the cartoon series "The Yellow Kid" drawn by cartoonist Richard F. Outcault between 1895 and 1898.

Sensationalism versus sobriety in the art of religion news in the 19th & 20th Centuries

By , posted July 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

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

By , posted May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

The art of religion news media starts in America with its very first newspaper.

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Reporting on Religion

By , posted February 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

National Conference March 14th! After Iowa, you know that you need to brush up on your religious reporting.

Izeze is the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief for the Nigerian newspaper The Guardian. He has reported in Nigeria since the early 1980s.

Journalism Under Fire

By , posted January 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

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

By , posted December 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

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

By , posted November 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

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

By , posted September 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

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…

By , posted May 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

What can an investigative reporter learn from the meaning of “revelation” as presented by the Bible?

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Lee Strobel Makes The Case For Christ

By , posted April 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

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

By , posted April 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

GetReligion.org challenges NYTimes report of James Foley’s faith-change.

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Kenji Goto, Christian Journalist, Beheaded By ISIS

By , posted February 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Adapted & updated from Timothy C. Morgan, Christianity Today

Reverend Arne Fjeldstad, chair of Gegrapha

Arnie Fjeldstad, chairman of Gegrapha, passed away Sunday

By , posted November 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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…)