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July 22, 2014
The Mosul purge: How good is the media coverage?
The purge of Christians from Mosul in northern Iraq -- home to thriving Christian communities...
July 17, 2014
Pod people: Gunga Galunga goes CNN
Carl: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to...
July 11, 2014
Do the words of the Dalai Lama matter to all Buddhists?
CNN reports the Dalai Lama --the spiritual leader of Tibet -- has urged his co-religionists...
July 09, 2014
Pope’s abuse apology: Media did a fair job, surprisingly
Mainstream media didn't pile onto Pope Francis. I know that sounds cynical -- something like...
July 02, 2014
Yo WPost: Tim Howard saves, but he says with God’s help
I have decided to yield to the inevitable. This morning's digital Religion News Service newsletter...
June 30, 2014
Roadmaps should guide us, including through Sudan
Sudan may be hard for geography-challenged Americans to find on a map, but Reuters --...
May 12, 2014
So #bringbackourgirls is finally a news story! Why now?
At this point, the kidnapped girls in Nigeria are officially "A News Story," which means...
May 06, 2014
Gasp! NYTimes covers the heart of Kennedy’s argument!
Let's hear it for The New York Times, a newspaper that can always be trusted...
April 16, 2014
Francis links abortion with abuse, yet press doesn’t follow
The Italian press has placed an interesting interpretation on Pope Francis' Friday comments on the...
March 28, 2014
They didn’t even agree on what they disagreed on
Can you have a meeting of minds when you don’t agree on what you discussed...
March 19, 2014
Say what!? A Phelps story even Joe Friday would approve
Bad journalism makes for good GetReligion posts. See "'Fred Phelps has been excommunicated' and other...
March 05, 2014
Silence about terrorism and Islam in the Kunming attack
What was it about the murder of 29 men, women and children on Saturday at...
February 22, 2014
Dying children don’t rate religious viewpoints
Belgium is on the map these days, and not for its waffles or Brussels sprouts....
February 20, 2014
Pope Francis doesn’t always sound like Mr. Nice Guy
Dear reporters: You're full of you-know-what. Sincerely, Pope Francis Not quite the missal you'd expect...
December 21, 2013
That oh-so-predictable CNN article on ducks and doctrine
So color me confused. At the moment, CNN is hailing this article -- "Does Phil...
December 16, 2013
Isn’t that special? Satan pays a visit to the Bible Belt (updated)
When the devil issues a press release, the media pay attention. Satan has stirred a...
December 09, 2013
The second storytelling rule: Get the name of the church
The first storytelling rule: Get the name of the dog. So says Poynter Institute writing...
December 02, 2013
CNN puts religious liberty in scare quotes, but corrects it
It was one of the most famous First Amendment cases in American history. As the...
November 10, 2013
CNN goes long to say little about clergy and Obamacare
In Ecclesiastes 12:12b, we read: "Of making many books there is no end, and much...
September 22, 2013
Pod people: Religion and mass shootings
The Crossroads podcast this week was devoted to discussion of covering shootings. And in the...
September 20, 2013
Toasting the Godbeat
Last night the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty honored Eric Marrapodi, manager of CNN's Belief...
September 08, 2013
What is the X-factor in Syrian bloodshed? DUH! (updated)
It seems that many networkers in the online world remain fired up about that recent...
September 03, 2013
Jake Tapper on opinion journalism masquerading as news
I'm a longtime fan of Jake Tapper of CNN, and formerly of ABC News. I...
August 26, 2013
Hurrah: Learning more about Antoinette Tuff’s religion
The other day I was reading an obituary of Tom Christian, descendent of the Bounty...
August 22, 2013
The heroism of Antoinette Tuff
A reader sent along a link to a story about an amazing woman who talked...
July 18, 2013
Media: Pope says retweets spring the soul!
You may have read stories about the Vatican announcing that Roman Catholics may earn time...
July 03, 2013
Could it be … Satan? Not in the news coverage
When abortion rights supporters showed up at the Texas state capitol to protest, the AP...
June 28, 2013
Media: Remember your filibuster? That was awesome.
The media gushing over Texas filibusterer Sen. Wendy Davis continues in such a way as...
June 25, 2013
Godless congregations copying Christian churches
Every year, approximately 4,000 new churches are started in the U.S. Out of that number,...
June 05, 2013
How should journalists fight back against sacred jargon?
Yesterday, CNN ran a feature highlighting the faith of members of a Bible group the...
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