We don’t need no religion education, or do we?

I’m on the road this week, sunburned and tuckered out. So rather than do a normal GetReligion critique, I’m going to ask a couple of journalism questions that are related to what we do here. First question: Do you know any journalists who could benefit from advanced study of religion? If so, I have terrific [Read More...]

How many atheists does it take to form a ‘megachurch?’

In pitching a trend story for a national audience, a headline-friendly catchphrase goes a long way. Take the expression “atheist megachurch,” for example. That’s sure to grab editors’ attention, right? Such was the case over the weekend as The Associated Press reported on what it characterized as atheist megachurches “taking root across the U.S. and [Read More...]

Noooooooooooo!!! Godbeat losing a superstar

It's official: I'm leaving Post-Gazette 9/5 to be communications director for #Catholic @diopitt Thanks for a great 33 yrs in journalism — Ann Rodgers (@pgfaith) August 29, 2013   Please forgive the exclamation points in the title. But enough already. On the heels of Bob Smietana leaving The Tennessean, the impending departure of a religion-writing superstar [Read More...]

Pod people: Looking back at 2012, one more time

I don’t know about you folks, but to me is seems like the 2012 news cycle has been ending for the past three or four weeks. Everyone was already publishing their top stories of the year lists and then the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre turned everything upside down. Nevertheless, the year’s first Crossroads podcast [Read More...]


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