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July 05, 2013
Watching for ghosts in the news flashes from Egypt
A few journalistic thoughts while I continue to watch the waves of news coverage rolling...
July 03, 2013
BBC silence on honor killings and Islam
The BBC reports three Pakistani women were murdered by a member of their family for...
July 01, 2013
There’s more to Egypt’s pain than secularism vs. religion
Many GetReligion readers have, I am sure, spent some time today following the urgent news...
June 24, 2013
Attention liberals: Blasphemy cases on the rise in Egypt
As I have said numerous times, I cannot imagine how hard it must be to...
June 15, 2013
Hurrah: CNN names some of the ghosts in Gezi Park
The coverage of events in Turkey roll on and on and the mainstream press continues...
June 12, 2013
Secular and religious symbols lost in many Turkey reports
I have been reading the mainstream coverage of the events unfolding in Turkey from the...
June 11, 2013
Bali, bikinis, Miss World and fear of Islam’s ‘extremist fringe’
I would like to ask a journalistic question and I want to stress that this...
June 04, 2013
Hey Washington Post: There’s only one (gay) Islam? Really?
Anyone who has been paying attention to debates about the future of the Boy Scouts...
May 30, 2013
Media coverage of religious profiling
So tmatt has us all doing this experiment of reading a daily paper. I haven't...
May 26, 2013
WPost wants to know: So who built the Second Temple?
Kudos to the Washington Post for moving quickly to correct an error in Wednesday's article...
May 25, 2013
Reporting on Islam and lone-wolf terror attacks
Details are continuing to emerge on Wednesday's murder of British soldier Lee Rigby near the...
May 21, 2013
How To Be A Lousy Journalist
Over at Intercollegiate Review, I have a piece with some helpful journalism tips. Here's how...
May 19, 2013
Downplaying the canonization of Christians martyred by Muslim invaders?
In a recent post about an error in a story about a new saint, readers...
May 15, 2013
Hey Reuters: Historic details really matter in Istanbul
Istanbul is the kind of place in which the past often seems to be just...
May 15, 2013
Well here’s a new spin on female ordination
Let's begin this post with this link to the Vatican's Code of Canon Law: Can. ...
May 14, 2013
An Army (trend) of one (or maybe two)
There’s an old journalism joke that goes, “Q: How do journalists count? A: One, two,...
May 09, 2013
Let’s revisit Benghazi and the 1st Amendment
If you didn't get a chance to watch the Benghazi whistleblowers testify before Congress yesterday,...
April 25, 2013
Yes, we know two Orthodox bishops are missing in Syria
Editor's note: This happens now and then, every two or three years. Two GetReligion writers...
April 24, 2013
Covering a Boston mosque’s radical ties
The latest headlines give some indication of where the Boston bombing story is going. From...
April 23, 2013
Concerning the sweet, formerly Christian, wife of the talented artist bomber
Here's an interesting and timely religion news story at the Huffington Post: "Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Suspected...
April 22, 2013
Untangling the Tsarnaevs’ Muslim ties, carefully
On Friday we asked readers to send in thoughts on good and bad coverage of...
April 19, 2013
In tsunami of Boston info, there are basic faith questions
As the drama keeps unfolding in and around Boston, it's safe to say that journalists...
April 19, 2013
Covering the religion angle on breaking Boston news
Yes, this has been a bad week for journalism. And many people are complaining. But...
April 16, 2013
Let us attend: Waiting for a religion shoe to drop in Boston
As you would expect, people were a bit tense last night on my commuter train...
April 09, 2013
Define ‘Islamist’ and please be specific
Last week, the people who produce the Associated Press Stylebook issued a few revisions. One...
April 08, 2013
God or mammon in Iran
The New York Times article "Power Struggle Is Gripping Iran Ahead of June Election" offers a...
April 02, 2013
God and Allah at an Easter service shooting
A church in Ashtabula, Ohio, was the scene of a shooting on Easter Sunday. Just...
March 28, 2013
Got news? Egyptian Copts tortured for some strange reason
Yes, I know that we're talking about a report on Fox News. That fact alone,...
March 27, 2013
Who believes what in Egypt’s debates about rape?
Let me be honest here and say what I truly want to say about the...
March 21, 2013
Hey CNN: Ghosts in the ties that bind Cyprus and Russia
So I'm sitting in a restaurant eating my lunch and, up on the wall, the...
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