The art of religion news in the broadband, multimedia, & social age, 2006-2009

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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

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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

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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

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Complexity and contradiction in the art of religion news

The art of religion news in the internet age, 1962-1975

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The era of plain text

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?

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?

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

Sympathetic Objectivity Part 2

By , posted June 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

At A Journey through NYC religions we have a different approach which is built into our organization. Our idea of sympathy is that we have a “fellow-feeling” with our respondents. This solidarity is extended to “fellow understanding.” We empathize with them to the extent that we can think and feel like them. This reproduction of the other person into ourselves is not complete but is enough for empathetic understanding. Of course, the reproduction is constantly revised in light of comments and actions of the original, the person being understood! One reason we decided to launch a magazine rather than a blog was to develop a rigorous editing cycle of revisions.

This process resembles “adduction,” which the philosopher Charles Pierce said was the synthetic interaction of deductive reasoning (reasoning from your first religious or philosophical principles) and inductive reasoning (reasoning based on the patterns that present themselves in the reality that one is examining).

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…)

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Should Christians become journalists? Reflecting truth in a broken world

By , posted December 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

Why should Christians become journalists? I have been asked the question many times during my life as a mainstream journalist, and eventually as a Lutheran minister at the same time.

I admit I have given a variety of answers. Pointed at some good reasons (and maybe some not so good in my younger years!) as well   (more…)