Monthly Archives: June 2014

2014 Summer Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Summer 2014 Welcome to the Summer 2014 Newsletter! For AEJMC 2014, please remember you will need a passport in order to attend the conference. Early registration for the conference ends on July 7th. To read the articles below, simply click on the link and it will take you to the individual post. Thanks […]

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On the Paper/Panel Competition

This year has been a banner year for our division, headed by Dr. Chiung Chen from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Chiung has been an incredible division head, training our officers and prompting everyone in the group toward excellence. We have 7 sessions coming up at the conference, 14 research papers being presented in 4 groups of […]

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Why I research religion in digital games

By Greg Perreault, Newsletter Editor Like most children in my generation, I grew up playing digital games. Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, and The Legend of Zelda were not, in my experience, marks of absence from the social world but an indication of presence within it. Because everyone played. You learned you had to […]

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Religion, Culture and Media: Try This At Home

By Michael Longinow Pedagogy is a journey. We don’t get anywhere until we gas it up, merge into traffic and get it on. So this semester I stopped talking about the interplay of faith, culture and media. I set up a series of projects whereby all students in my class would have to interact with […]

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Tuesday Pre-Conference Workshops (AEJMC 2014)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Session 1 of 3) “Writing It Right for Academic and Scholarly Audiences” This session will consist of an interactive panel session that will address key topics in academic writing and publishing. Unlike most of the many previous (and ever popular) sessions AEJMC has held on this topic, this panel will […]

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Letter from the Chair and RMIG’s 2014 Panels

Our term will come to an end in August. We want to thank all RMIG members and friends for your support and help. We have learned a lot this year through our service. We have put out 4 excellent newsletters (thanks particularly to Greg for his time and effort) and come up with an exciting […]

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Why I don’t plan to teach religion reporting any more

By Debra L. Mason, Teaching Chair I joined the teaching ranks 24 years ago as a teaching assistant while I was earning a PhD at Ohio University. But it wasn’t until 2008 that I first taught religion reporting. That’s because I was teaching at a small liberal arts college trough the 1990s with too few […]

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