Monthly Archives: July 2020

Summer 2020 newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Summer 2020 Welcome to the 2020 pre-convention RMIG newsletter. To read 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 Letter from the Head: Farewell and thank […]

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Letter from the Head: Farewell and thank you

By Gregory Perreault In 2011, I came to the Religion and Media business meeting as a graduate student to accept my Top Student Paper award. As our interest group began discussing the need for officers, I found myself as the newsletter editor for the division. Over the past nine years, I have touched and been […]

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AEJMC president-elect on virtual convention as a time for DEI and RMIG

Heading toward this year’s online #AEJMC2020, President-Elect Tim P. Vos reflects on imperatives for these times, including opportunities for RMIG. Vos is professor and director of the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. Vos designed and taught units on religion and media at the University of Missouri, he has presented his own work, been […]

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Dan Stout, renaissance man

By David W. Scott I want to talk about Dan Stout, my friend and colleague. When we celebrate his accomplishments at AEJMC this year, I’ll add more thoughts on his outstanding contributions to the study of media and religion. They are many. I met Dan Stout when I began my MA degree in 1993. When […]

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A most loyal steward of religion and media research: Judith Buddenbaum

By Debra L. Mason Dan Stout perhaps said it best: Judith Buddenbaum is the sine qua non — the essential element — in the field of religion and media. Dan wrote that description when he was honoring Judie in an article for the Journal of Media and Religion’s 10th Anniversary volume, back in 2012. Dan, […]

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If you have to teach on Zoom, make it matter

By Michael A. Longinow OK, March was a train wreck. Let’s agree on that. Even if we started out in January with an inkling, we were mostly unprepared for the order to vacate our classrooms, labs and offices — and keep our teaching up via Zoom. All those little face boxes on our screens with […]

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Pintak named dean of Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University, Nairobi

On July 1, I assume the role of dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. The goal is to help the young program broaden its footprint across East Africa and beyond, building on the foundation laid by my predecessor, former Newsweek editor Michael Meyer. While this is […]

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RMIG members support each others’ projects

A big thank you from Joe Grimm to Joel Campbell, associate professor of journalism in the School of Communications at Brigham Young University and Michael Longinow of Biola University. Campbell wrote the foreword for “100 Questions and Answers About Latter-day Saints,” an upcoming guide in the Michigan State University School of Journalism’s Bias Busters series. […]

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