The art of religion news during the redesign of the New York Times, 2014
Industrial age news media was learning to compete in the digital age while the digital native news media were learning that being native to the digital world didn’t mean that you couldn’t be wounded, killed, and eaten.
The art of religion news during the redesign of big news media, 2012-2014
How will the big media goliaths of the industrial age survive? How will their redesign affect the design of religion news? The current answers to this question can be summed up as going: big; social; global; local; and lean.
The art of religion news in the broadband, multimedia, social age, 2010-2011
The independent online religion news magazine, A Journey through NYC religions, was launched in 2010.
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
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?
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.
Sympathetic Objectivity Part 2
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).