The art of religion news during the redesign of big news media, 2015-2016

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NYT Times CEO Mark Thompson talks strategy

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!

Reporting on Religion

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

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.

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…)

Dowser Retrospectives. Part V in the series

By , posted November 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

A Journey through NYC religions’ Retros hope to find religious innovations buried in NYC’s past that can be recycled. We practice “history that you can use.”

Innovation Retrospectives. Part IV of the series

By , posted November 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Jacob Riis brought a new way of doing journalism and photography in order to realize certain religious values.

Retros on disruptions and catastrophes. Retrospectives III

By , posted November 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

“Creativity rarely flows out of an act of complete originality.It is usually the clash of two value systems or traditions, which, in collision, create a transcendent third thing.”

The City Q/A. Retrospectives/Retros II

By , posted November 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

A Journey through NYC religions has created a vertical (feature series) called Retrospectives to show how the great questions of life have always been central to New York City.

The city poem is:

Make a buck here, but better ask, why does it matter?
Look good on the runway, but better ask, do   (more…)

Retrospectives/Retros

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How do you report on history without making most of your readers go asleep?

ISIS claims that it beheaded Christian journalist James Wright Foley

By , posted August 20, 2014 at 9:54 am

“If nothing else, prayer was the glue that enabled my freedom, an inner freedom…” — James Wright Foley, RIP

From The Federalist: Brat Voters aren’t anti-Semitic but the media sure are anti-Christian

By , posted June 12, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Mollie Hemingway zingers on bad reporting on religion and the election of David Brat are just so good that no Gegrapha member should miss them:

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in his Republican primary by college economics professor David Brat. Cantor’s steak-house budget was actually $50,000 more than Brat spent on his entire   (more…)

Gegrapha stalwart & renowned New York Times reporter John McCandlish Phllips passes away

By , posted April 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

A memorial service for John McCandlish Phillips will be held Wednesday, May 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church (277 Park Ave. South at East 21st Street).

Richard N. Ostling starts new religion blog

Ostling has new religion blog

By , posted December 26, 2012 at 11:38 am

Richard N. Ostling, an award-winning religion writer formerly at the AP and Time Magazine, has launched a new “Religion Q and A” blog that invites questions regarding Christianity, other faiths, the Bible and other scriptures, moral questions, and religio-political issues. He says he intends to respond with posted answers that are “reliable, informed, and non-partisan”   (more…)