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July 18, 2014
Changing climate — of church views on the environment
USA Today has been eroding its standard of short, shallow stories. And for a complex...
May 28, 2014
And the Godbeat goes on: Yet another veteran is forced out
Insult + injury? It could look that way, but it was probably just a blunder...
May 17, 2014
About that prophetic USA Today story grilling Mark Jackson
It's time for a quick trip into my very large folder of GetReligion guilt, that...
March 22, 2014
Do skewed churches deserve skewed coverage?
Funny, isn't it? So many people recoiled in horror at the judgmentalism of the Rev....
March 07, 2014
Kentucky church gun giveaway story shoots straight
Churches offering free items, services or even doughnuts to their neighbors isn't news. When they...
February 27, 2014
Wait a minute: First EVER married Maronite Catholic priest?
Several years ago, while working on my contribution to the book "Blind Spot: When Journalists...
November 14, 2013
Billy Graham’s 95th birthday bash: Happy or harpy?
In the 1984 hit movie "Sixteen Candles," Molly Ringwald's character, Samantha Baker, awakens on what...
November 07, 2013
This is praise: USA Today church-state story was confusing
Welcome back to the First Amendment wars, an increasingly active front in our nation's Culture...
November 07, 2013
Still another one-sided same-sex marriage story
Here we go again. A major media organization has published still another one-sided story on the...
November 06, 2013
Grossman’s blog is back: Faith & Reason 2.0 at RNS
One of the first signs that the religion beat was in trouble at USA Today...
October 12, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox case that is anything but
It's not about religion. So said Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Joseph Gribko in a story...
August 19, 2013
Godbeat losing one of its best and brightest
Usually, we critique religion news here at GetReligion. Occasionally, we report on significant developments on...
July 29, 2013
Media obsession dangers: Pope and gay priests edition
Ermagerd, everybody! The Pope has renounced all church teaching on everything! Stop the presses! Start...
June 28, 2013
Want balanced coverage? USA Today shows how it’s done
A few weeks ago a study on news media coverage by the Pew Research Center...
May 17, 2013
One, two, trend: Godbeat pros changing jobs!
Here at GetReligion, we focus mainly on critiquing the mass media's coverage of religion news....
May 08, 2013
Media continues to ‘Gosnell’ abortion coverage. Why?
This blog played a bit of a role in highlighting Gosnelling, the media practice of...
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 15, 2013
WPost demonstrates how not to respond to Gosnell critiques, again
It's like drinking water from a fire hose. That's what processing all of the information...
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...
February 20, 2013
Bang! Bang! Hey, eat some cotton candy!
A front-page headline on the print edition of USA Today that landed in my driveway...
February 14, 2013
Are ashes to go a Protestant no-no?
This week's celebration of Ash Wednesday has prompted several stories built around the theme of...
December 17, 2012
Coming soon to a TV near you: ‘The Bible’
It only took 2,000-plus years, but 'The Bible" is making news. Seriously, both USA Today and...
December 15, 2012
Pod people: Forgiveness is such a simple word
Forgiveness is such a simple word But it's so hard to do when you've been...
December 12, 2012
Ho ho ho and Merry F-word!
On its Money section cover today, USA Today celebrates a business that's using an R-rated word...
December 06, 2012
Who’s feeding the starving people?
If you're familiar with USA Today, you know that the front page generally features a few...
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