Toasting the Godbeat

Last night the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty honored Eric Marrapodi, manager of CNN’s Belief Blog, with its first Vine & Fig Tree Journalist Award. I had the pleasure of attending and had an absolutely fantastic time and enjoyed meeting or seeing again many folks on the Godbeat. I hadn’t really thought about what the [Read More...]

Should CNN editor accept religious liberty award?

A Religion Dispatches blog post this week noted that CNN Godbeat pro Eric Marrapodi will receive the first annual Vine & Fig Tree Award for excellence in reporting on religious liberty issues. The post questioned whether Marrapodi (an often-praised journalist here at GetReligion) should accept the award from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty: According to Time Warner’s Standards [Read More...]

Inside the History Channel’s epic TV miniseries ‘The Bible’

This is one of those GetReligion follow-up posts where we basically say, “See, was that so hard?” Back in December, I raised a few questions about media coverage of “The Bible,” the epic miniseries that debuted Sunday night on the History Channel. In reading an in-depth feature by CNN Belief Blog co-editor Eric Marrapodi over the weekend, I [Read More...]


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