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April 11, 2013
We need answers on Gosnell coverage
We've had a couple posts on the curious downplaying by the national media of the...
April 11, 2013
Some familiar religion-news questions, after 25 years
What are the odds? Several years ago, I realized that I was not really sure...
April 10, 2013
Mainstream press on Gosnell: adjust the framing
Yes, there's more. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia for killing a female...
April 08, 2013
Should media cover — or cover up — abortion trial?
I would love to critique the coverage of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the abortion...
April 04, 2013
Flash! Cardinal says all people created in God’s image
In a way, the existence of the short New York Times story that ran with...
March 29, 2013
Whoa! Questions about marriage and religious liberty!
Yesterday some of us got a bit academic (and some of us practiced calling people...
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 26, 2013
Polyamory, pessimism and other same-sex marriage ink
After years of pointing out how unbelievably unprofessional the journalism of same-sex marriage coverage was,...
March 15, 2013
WWROD: Is bad religion-news coverage bad for news biz?
Warning to readers: The following post is blatantly self-serving and includes flattering remarks about the...
March 14, 2013
A press litany: Will Pope Francis just hold that Vatican line?
As always, the gospel according to The New York Times -- in an early version...
March 09, 2013
Pod people: Can journalism be a civilizing influence?
On this week's Crossroads podcast, host Todd Wilken and I talked about recent admissions from...
March 06, 2013
Critical thinking would help reporters cover gay debates
Yesterday we looked at some of this week's worst examples of some major media's trouble...
March 05, 2013
Can the press cover traditionalists with justice and decency?
Thanks to the many readers who sent in kind words regarding my piece last week...
March 04, 2013
That minister of humor unloads on the pope coverage
The thought for the day and, perhaps, for the next week or two, care of...
February 25, 2013
Bill Keller, et al, openly confess that “error has no rights”
As the debates rage on about you know what -- Washington. Post. Ombudsman. Bias. Column....
February 15, 2013
Pod people: Pope steps down; many journalists fall down
Gentle readers, one cannot make some of this stuff up. So, everyone knows that Pope...
February 12, 2013
Alas, next pope will probably defend same old doctrines
So here is an interesting journalism question for this digital age: What do we do...
February 09, 2013
Lo! A better-than-average Womenpriests story
Your GetReligionistas, as the divine Mrs. MZ once stressed, are way, way, way past the...
February 08, 2013
Puff piece on Office of Faith-based Partnerships
The New York Times has published a letter of reference for the Rev. Joshua DuBois,...
February 03, 2013
Pod people: Making progress on abortion coverage
In this week's Crossroads podcast, host Todd Wilken and I discussed the good and bad...
January 31, 2013
We don’t have a free press. Discuss.
With the headline "Stupid Press, Stupid People: Non-Reporting the March for Life," you know Anthony...
January 29, 2013
Got news? When is a desecrated memorial a big story?
If you have been reading this blog much in the past week (greeting to the...
January 28, 2013
Savvy PR firm scores NYTimes coup against March For Life
We've received quite a few complaints about the religion angle the New York Times chose...
January 28, 2013
Foot-long subs vs. March For Life
The Associated Press has a Twitter feed with nearly 1.6 million followers. Those followers received...
December 24, 2012
Shocker! Liberal clergy back gay rites! (updated)
What we have here is a totally predictable story, to an almost stunning degree. It's...
December 08, 2012
On same-sex marriage: What is the chief justice thinking?
People who study the dynamics of this U.S. Supreme Court have, from the get-go, assumed...
December 05, 2012
Self censorship at the New York Times
An International Herald Tribune report about Pakistan seems a bit confused as to what constitutes...
December 04, 2012
And now, ironic Episcopal PR from South Florida
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