Whoa! Religion chapter added to AP Stylebook

The 2014 Stylebook launches today, featuring a new religion chapter. http://t.co/FfOH60x1Tc pic.twitter.com/wGjOXjdiPK — AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) May 28, 2014 Big news for Godbeat style geeks: The Associated Press Stylebook — the journalist’s Bible — has added a religion chapter. The Poynter Institute reports: The 2014 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook comes out Wednesday, with about 200 [Read More...]

How much religion news can fit in 300-500 words?

Given your short attention span, I’ll make this brief. And I’ll get right to the point: For once, The Associated Press is making news instead of reporting it. Here’s the story as reported by The Washington Post: Citing a “sea of bloated mid-level copy,” Associated Press Managing Editor for U.S. News Brian Carovillano last week instructed [Read More...]

The Methodist roots of Nelson Mandela

Comrade. Leader. Prisoner. Negotiator. Statesman. A giant banner outside the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg — which I visited during a 2009 reporting trip to South Africa — uses those terms to describe Nelson Mandela, although many more certainly could be applied. It’s difficult to overstate the magnitude of Mandela’s life and — from a news [Read More...]


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