Monthly Archives: June 2016

Summer 2016 Newsletter

The annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota between August 4-7, 2016.  This year, the Religion and Media Interest Group had a total of 19 papers submitted. Of the 19 papers, 9 were accepted. These papers will be presented in two research panel sessions. […]

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AEJMC 2016 Research Panels

The annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota between August 4-7, 2016.  The Religion and Media Interest Group is hosting two research panels.  The first research panel is entitled, “Christians and culture: Making and interpreting the news”.  The second is entitled, “Framing faith, morals […]

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Sacred Space Visits: A Pre-conference Tour

On Wednesday, August 3rd, the Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) has organized a pre-conference tour to visit sacred spaces in the Twin Cities. The inclusion of at least three sacred spaces has been confirmed.  These sites include: Hindu Temple of Minnesota, which is the largest Hindu Temple in the state of Minnesota.  For more […]

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Opportunities

Conferences. Registration for the Summer Session  Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies (1, 2 & 3 August) is now open. The meeting will be held at The Old Library in the Oxford University Church of St Mary. Constructed in 1320, The Old Library is the first university (as opposed to college) building in Oxford and therefore uniquely […]

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Reflections on an Honors Seminar in Media & Religion

By: Andrew D. Pritchard, Ph.D., Esq. Assistant Professor of Media Law and Ethics Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Iowa State University of Science and Technology I enjoy few things more than bragging about rock-star students, so I am especially happy to pass along some lessons learned this past semester as I facilitated an honors seminar […]

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Faith and American Voters

By: Dr. Michael A. Longinow Department of Journalism and Integrated Media School of Arts & Sciences Biola University   For Christians, the video clip is hard to watch. Donald Trump is standing behind a podium at Liberty University, squinting out at the 13,000 packing the gym, attempting to quote a biblical passage. It’s in the […]

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The Interdisciplinary Study of Religion

  By Myna German Professor Mass Communications Department Delaware State University Anthropologists view religion as a response to life’s hazards (Davies, p. 10, in Eerdmans, 1982). Evolutionary psychologists would view it as an adaptive response, with believers selected for genetically because the religious impulse creates hope, fostering survival. Those with hope adapt better to stressful situations […]

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