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August 01, 2014
Same as it ever was: It’s time for a new, old GetReligion
You know that whole Christmas in July thing, when stores and other groups have fun...
June 10, 2014
The ongoing spectacle of NYTimes contempt for religion
Yes, this was a piece of commentary. In other words, it was not a news...
June 05, 2014
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...
May 28, 2014
Whoa! Religion chapter added to AP Stylebook
The 2014 Stylebook launches today, featuring a new religion chapter. pic.twitter.com/wGjOXjdiPK— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook)...
March 17, 2014
Seeking “Help!” on five venerable world religions
JAEDE ASKS: I need to know the founder, area of the world it’s in, what...
March 12, 2014
Concerning that gathering called by the Ecumenical Patriarch
"Journalism is the first rough draft of history," according to a famous quote by publisher...
March 06, 2014
AP finally spikes infamous Nazi Christian Youth (not) photo
It took a while, but the final shoe dropped the other day in the mysterious...
March 02, 2014
Pod people: Continuing the Elevation Church debate
At this point, I am not sure what the Rev. Steven Furtick was thinking when...
February 26, 2014
So there: Rod Dreher goes and writes a GetReligion post
So, yes, I'll admit that I was a bit disappointed (stage cue: slight choke in...
February 25, 2014
Yo, Globe: Why settle for fog when you have a better option?
So I had a meeting the other day with a former GetReligionista and, within minutes,...
February 07, 2014
Pod people: Russell Wilson, ghosts, 10 years of GetReligion
Let's do this one backwards. In a perfect world, the easy way to do mainstream...
February 06, 2014
The Guardian: Ridiculing the saints, the Virgin and prayer
Why do we fight? Why do we write? What motivates our editor tmatt and the...
January 30, 2014
Read this story and weep! But ask a few more questions
Every now and then, I receive private emails, or emails sent through our contact link,...
January 27, 2014
Debate at NYTimes: Was the March For Life news or not?
One of the most difficult concepts in journalism to communicate to people outside the field...
January 23, 2014
Pope Francis to the media: Try being good neighbors
Think of this as a one-time GetReligion commentary from a guest who is an expert,...
January 20, 2014
Oh, those religious fund-raisers
GRETCHEN ASKS: (Paraphrasing) She attended a fund-raising event for an unnamed organization where a slide...
January 19, 2014
On the cautious use of loaded terms such as ‘messianism’
So let's try this again. The other day I wrote about a news report that...
January 16, 2014
Journalists editing Pope Francis: Who are we to judge?
Sometimes, in this tricky world of media criticism, it's hard to pay attention to what...
January 15, 2014
New to the Godbeat in St. Louis: Lilly Fowler
Congrats to @RNS contributor @LillyAFowler, succeeding @townsendreport as #religion writer at @STLtoday. Starts Jan. 20....
January 13, 2014
What M.Z. said: Doctor Who vs. Jesus at BuzzFeed?
First things first: Yes, I am a big Doctor Who fan. Thus, I find the...
January 10, 2014
So what is the new ‘On Faith’ about, in these early days?
Through the years, your GetReligionistas tended to offer rather mixed views of the "On Faith"...
January 08, 2014
What? The press overlooked key Catholic stories in 2013?
First of all, I would like to stress that I had already decided, several days...
January 07, 2014
What can we say? Boston Globe hires John L. Allen, Jr.
For several decades now, I have been telling mainstream newsroom managers that all they have...
January 02, 2014
Are there any culture wars inside the Great Gray Lady?
Here's a safe prediction for 2014: Look for another year with tough culture wars cases...
December 28, 2013
Pod people: What was top 2013 story for Pope Francis?
I am sure that GetReligion readers will be shocked, shocked to know that the Godbeat...
December 25, 2013
Your GetReligion Christmas news bundle (turn, turn, turn)
As you would expect, your GetReligionistas do our fair share of traveling and celebrating during...
December 14, 2013
Eye to eye with Mother Teresa (farewell to Scripps)
A couple of weeks ago, I flew the black religion-beat flag here at GetReligion to...
November 13, 2013
Close to home: Those Godbeat changes hit tmatt
What he said: "I'm glad to hear that Scripps Howard still as a religion writer...
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 22, 2013
Hey journalists: Please look up ‘fetus’ in a dictionary
Once again, let us return to the dictionary and ponder why some journalists in our...
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