Monthly Archives: December 2016

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter 2016 Newsletter! In this issue, we are honored to share with you opportunities as well as contributions from our members.  These contributions highlight the importance of understanding the interaction of religion and media in the current political climate.  To read the articles, simply click on the links below.  Each link will […]

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Chicago Attractions

Chicago offers a host of attractions for people with different interests. The RMIG interest group will be taking a tour of sacred spaces in Chicago.  Please click here for more information. This New York Times “36 Hours in Chicago” article recommends various music venues for the blues in addition to various restaurants and bars. This […]

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Chicago Sacred Spaces Tour Being Planned for 2017 Conference

Chicago has long played an important role in the diverse history of religion in the U.S. The city is filled with iconic churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. In the fall of 1893, the Windy City hosted to the first Parliament of the World’s Religions, which scholars frequently suggest was a major turning point in the […]

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Notes from the RMIG Head

  By: Joel J. Campbell As we look toward 2017, the best way to celebrate the work of the Religion and Media Interest Group is to honor our members’ accomplishments. Here’s a sampling of some of their accomplishments. If you know of other RMIG member news, please forward me a note and I’ll get it […]

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RMIG Members’ Publication

RMIG members Brian J. Bowe (Western Washington University) and Jennifer Hoewe (The University of Alabama) recently published a study titled “Night and Day: An Illustration of Framing and Moral Foundations in the Oklahoma Shariah Amendment Campaign” in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. When Oklahoma’s “Save our State” amendment was passed, Oklahoma voters decided that the […]

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Lessons from Brexit and Trump

By Dr. Gregory Perreault (PF&R Chair) Appalachian State University Contemporary events have left many in dumbfounded. In the United Kingdom, many media professionals assumed that naturally the British people would want to stay in the EU. The vote for Brexit showcased just how wrong that assumption was. In the United States, media professionals again assumed […]

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Teaching Religion and Media

By: Dr. Michael A. Longinow Department of Journalism and Integrated Media Biola University   Teaching thrives on predictability: clear syllabi, thorough rubrics, links to good parallel documents. But even in a good semester, you know to watch for danger signs — like fear and worry in students’ eyes. An anxious classroom slows everything down. And […]

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Call for Papers: AEJMC 2017 in Chicago

Chicago, IL 2017 AEJMC Paper Competition Uniform Call   The programming groups within the Council of Divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication invite submission of original, non-published, English language only research papers to be considered for presentation at the AEJMC Conference, August 9 to 12, 2017, in Chicago, IL. Specific […]

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Opportunities for Faculty and Undergraduate Students

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is now accepting applications. Since 2000, the AJC Fellows Program has provided a unique educational opportunity for graduate students and seniors to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit […]

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