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May 14, 2013
NYTimes finally makes some changes on the fetus front
Oh to have been a fly on the fall during any editing discussions at The...
May 06, 2013
Pennsylvania reporter shows how to correct error
Last week, a sad news story out of Pennsylvania made the rounds. Originally, it had...
April 24, 2013
Journalism and the first few minutes after childbirth
There is nothing new about journalists arguing about the loaded language that surrounds our public...
April 21, 2013
Pod people: Talking personal history on the religion beat
Granted, 25 years is a rather long time, especially in the Internet age. Nevertheless, I...
April 17, 2013
On Sarah Kliff’s mea culpa on Gosnell (a national story)
If you have been on Twitter in the past week or so, you probably know...
April 16, 2013
Vote! Which is the worst Gosnell lede?
A few positive thoughts before we look at coverage of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's trial....
April 14, 2013
Pod People: Media wake up to Gosnell failures
GetReligion's critique of media coverage of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's trial has received quite a...
April 13, 2013
Abortion blindness in the New York Times
Three cheers for my Get Religion colleague Mollie Hemingway! She has done a fantastic job...
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 03, 2013
Was the New York Times Easter error no big deal?
The New York Times has been taking quite a bit of heat for its shockingly...
April 02, 2013
All hope is not lost: Easter in America’s newspapers
That New York Times doozie-of-a-correction notwithstanding, many American journalists understand exactly what Easter means for...
April 01, 2013
This NY Times Easter correction is a doozie
The reporter who passed this one along to us wrote, simply: they just make it...
March 28, 2013
Religion ghost in school voucher story?
School vouchers aren't exactly a new concept. In my education reporting days — before I...
March 27, 2013
Marriage vs. marriage (or, What is marriage?)
Yesterday morning there was quite a bit of activity in and near the Supreme Court...
March 22, 2013
At last! Actual journalism on the same-sex marriage beat
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. I was...
March 14, 2013
Vatican secret ballots aren’t democratic?
Friends, I took a nasty fall a couple of days ago and have seriously injured...
March 08, 2013
All the anonymous Vatican voices in the Gray Lady
At this point in the conclave process, I'm sure that millions of liberal Catholics are...
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 21, 2013
Catholic yes to yoga?
I have been waiting for the American press to pick up an article found in...
February 19, 2013
Media fallibility on papal infallibility
Last week in my post "Turkson wouldn’t be first African pope," I quoted from an...
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 06, 2013
Rape and religion in Israel
Here's a proposition for GetReligion readers: The quality of a news article should be measured...
February 04, 2013
The New York Times’ Conservative love affair
The New York Times may not love American conservatives, but they are certainly enamored with...
February 01, 2013
New York Times solves the problem of Sharia
This report on Thursday's Cairo conference from the New York Times breaks the streak of...
January 24, 2013
Is Christian Zionism off the NY Times radar?
Comments given to an American church audience in 2011 by an Israeli rabbi, who stood...
January 17, 2013
Sydney Morning Herald has a problem with religious freedom
It is only two weeks into the new year, but I believe we may have...
January 09, 2013
NYT publishes ‘news story’ on pregnancy centers
The New York Times, a daily publication that claims to "Publish All the News That's...
December 20, 2012
Pod people: Don’t mention the war!
"Don’t mention the war!” is the catch phrase from “The Germans” episode of the British...
December 13, 2012
Scratch a German, find a Nazi, the New York Times reports
The end of term is just round the corner with Christmas less than two weeks...
December 05, 2012
Self censorship at the New York Times
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