Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 2019 newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Fall 2019 Welcome to the fall 2019 newsletter. To read the articles, simply click the headline for the individual posts. Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Michelle Baker, Penn State University Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications Joe Grimm, Michigan State University School of Journalism Newsletter editors  Contents Note from RMIG Head Gregory Perreault The […]

Posted in Newsletters.

Note from the Head: Why are we here?

By Gregory Perreault Welcome to the 2019-2020 AEJMC calendar year! After being a member of RMIG since I entered graduate school and in leadership since my first year of a Ph.D. program, I have the duty and honor this year of serving as the head of our interest group. In this first newsletter offering, I […]

Posted in Officers.

The National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam and the question of ethical displays

By Michelle Baker What are the ethics of displaying images of brutality in the context of war and genocide? What moral issues are raised by using visual materials to publicly expose others’ victimization? These are questions journalists, photographers and scholars often grapple with, but they are questions that can also create uncertainty and conflict in […]

Posted in News.

Download RMIG members’ report on anti-Muslim mid-term election tweets

Dr. Lawrence Pintak of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication was lead author on a major Social Science Research Council report on anti-Muslim sentiment on Twitter against Muslim candidates in the 2018 mid-term election, “#Islamophobia: Stoking Fear and Prejudice in the 2018 Midterms.” The report launched with a New York Times OpEd […]

Posted in Research.

RMIG members publish 2-volume set about religion online

Past RMIG heads Dan Stout, Amanda Sturgill and Chiung Hwang Chen along with Augie Grant published “Religion Online: How Digital Technology is Changing the Way We Worship and Pray” this year. It’s a two-volume set with contributions from several RMIG members that covers everything from United Methodists to Jains to Little Monsters, with experts from […]

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RMIG invites research papers on religion and media

The Religion and Media Interest Group invites submission of research papers on topics that incorporate themes related to religion and media. RMIG’s goal is to enhance theoretical development in the study of the interface between media and religion through the production of rigorous, high-quality research that fosters understanding. The interest group promotes the study of […]

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Holmes researching book on spiritual stories

Cecile S. Holmes, former RMIG head, will be on sabbatical in spring 2020. During that period, she will be researching her third book, which may also turn into AEJMC paper. It is titled, “The Power of Telling One’s Spiritual Story and Spiritual Autobiography.” Holmes is doing a set of 12 primary, 2- to 3-hour interviews, […]

Posted in Research.

Wanted: Allies/critics on beginning religion series

By Joe Grimm Put your knowledge and scholarship behind a print and digital religion guide. Since 2014, Michigan State University’s School of Journalism has been publishing guides to greater cultural competence. Our latest, out this spring, answers 100 questions about Chaldeans. Not widely dispersed or known in the United States, Chaldeans are Catholic Iraqis who […]

Posted in Opportunities.

Junior scholar call for May 6-10 workshop in Boulder

The research project “Religion and Public Scholarship in the Media Age,” announces a call for applications from Junior Scholars (early-career faculty, post-docs, or dissertation-level doctoral students) to participate in a four-day collaboration and mentoring workshop. It is called “Public Scholarship of Religion in an Age of Hypermediation” Participants will take part in a series of […]

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