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July 25, 2014
NYTimes inside private GOP session on abortion strategy?
Apparently, this past spring, the Republican National Committee held a closed-door meeting in which a...
July 23, 2014
What is this? Forbes goes to bat for Eden Foods critics
Several years ago, your GetReligionistas created a new item in our archives list of news...
July 08, 2014
The Boston Globe veers into the doctrines of ‘Kellerism’
Just the other day, I heard a long-time GetReligion reader use a very interesting new...
June 11, 2014
NYTimes notices old doctrine wars over InterVarsity chapters
The debate started out behind closed doors but quickly jumped into the mainstream press. The...
May 24, 2014
Instructing v. reporting on gay clergy from The Times
What's the difference between advocacy journalism and classical, liberal, some would say "objective" journalism? Advocacy...
May 15, 2014
There he goes, there (Bill Keller) goes again …
In light of the latest newsroom drama at The New York Times, let's pause and...
April 30, 2014
LATimes offers readers a simple, one-sided take on Vatican
Every niche website has a few "big ideas" that drive its work day after day....
April 03, 2014
How not to cover a Bible Belt sex-education debate
Let's assume that many if not most professionals in an elite newsroom in Southern California...
March 14, 2014
Did Satan cast a spell on Associated Press copy desk?
Over the past decade, more and more hoops fanatics have decided that ESPN is ruining...
March 06, 2014
AP finally spikes infamous Nazi Christian Youth (not) photo
It took a while, but the final shoe dropped the other day in the mysterious...
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...
February 01, 2014
Concerning AP and the Vatican’s ‘glass ceiling’ for women
Your GetReligionistas received several angry emails this past week about the following Associated Press story,...
January 27, 2014
Debate at NYTimes: Was the March For Life news or not?
One of the most difficult concepts in journalism to communicate to people outside the field...
January 16, 2014
Journalists editing Pope Francis: Who are we to judge?
Sometimes, in this tricky world of media criticism, it's hard to pay attention to what...
January 13, 2014
What M.Z. said: Doctor Who vs. Jesus at BuzzFeed?
First things first: Yes, I am a big Doctor Who fan. Thus, I find the...
January 02, 2014
Are there any culture wars inside the Great Gray Lady?
Here's a safe prediction for 2014: Look for another year with tough culture wars cases...
December 20, 2013
Duck czar: World-class sinner who has been there, done that
A long, long time ago -- pre-World Wide Web -- I wrote a column for...
December 19, 2013
Pondering duck doctrines and our bubble-bound media elite
Let's see. Where should we begin on this oh-so-bizarre morning? What will it be, Pope...
December 18, 2013
Liberal media? Yes, say some journalists
I caught this news via a tweet from Mark Hemingway, half of the former GetReligion...
December 18, 2013
Ghosts in those one-sided reports about victims in Syria
Rare is the day that I do not receive at least one or two emails...
December 13, 2013
Pope Francis and the press: What Elizabeth Tenety said!
First came the religion-beat buzz about Pope Francis being named Person of the Year by...
December 09, 2013
Vote now! Time serves up correction of the year (updated)
It may be the religion-beat question of the year. So all together now: Why is...
November 17, 2013
Here we go again: That new normal on SSM coverage
At this point, I think it is safe to say -- as our own Bobby...
November 15, 2013
People were massacred in North Korea for WHAT?!?
Contrary to popular belief, the mainstream press really isn't very effective when it comes to...
November 14, 2013
Got news? Bishops stand on HHS mandate (updated)
What you see at the top of this post is the content of today's Baltimore...
October 24, 2013
A Pope Francis story, from the other side of the notebook
Like many GetReligion readers, I was somewhat rattled by that recent Washington Post story about...
October 23, 2013
Yet another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story
Over the weekend, I did a post titled "Another one-sided AP same-sex marriage story." I...
October 17, 2013
Luke Russert on snark, journalism, faith and easy targets
Let's start the day with a quick thought from Luke Russert of NBC News, who...
September 26, 2013
Got news? Pope Francis speaks — this time the media blink
It's safe to assume that, at this moment in time, Pope Francis is a rock...
September 11, 2013
Ghost in that NYTimes Justice Kennedy hagiography
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