Author Archives: RMIG editorial staff

Summer 2019 newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Spring 2019 Welcome to the summer 2019 Newsletter. To read the articles, simply click the headline for the individual posts. Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Paul Glader, The King’s College in New York City Joe Grimm, Michigan State University School of Journalism Newsletter editors  Contents Note from RMIG head Mariam Alkazemi Where to meet […]

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From the RMIG head for July 2019

Reflecting ahead on Toronto! By Mariam Alkazemi As we approach the annual convention in August, I wanted to take some time out for reflection. Having worked as a part of the team that is the Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) for five years, it has been a privilege and honor to be your head […]

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Where to meet RMIG at AEJMC

Wednesday 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. / W000                                     Place TBA Religion and Media Interest Group and Electronic News Division Research Panel Session Political Messages in Religious Broadcasting Moderating/presiding: Michael Longinow, Biola Panelists Paul Glader, The King’s College Paul Marshall, The Hudson Institute Ceri Hughes, Wisconsin-Madison Dylan McLemore, Central Arkansas Some religious broadcasters have received access and […]

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Thou art in a deal: Trump and references to God

By Ceri Hughes In the previous newsletter, I outlined the finding from my research which indicated that Donald Trump is apparently the most pious man to sit in the Oval Office during the last century or so. To be more precise, the research found that he uses religious terms and explicit references to God in […]

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A good time to reflect on pedagogy: Book reviews

By Rick Clifton Moore Boise State University And Rebecca D. Frazer The Ohio State University Though many faculty and grad students think of summer as a time to take a break from the grind, or to try to make progress on that research paper that was put on the back burner in February, summer is also […]

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Michigan State religion guides win MC&S Service Learning Award

AEJMC’s Mass Communication and Society group has announced its Service Learning Award will go to help Michigan State University students reach out to religious and spiritual groups for which they will publish 100-question Bias Busters guides. The cultural competence series now has 17 guides in print and digital formats, and the MC&S award will help Michigan State […]

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Lilly announces $4.9 million religion journalism initiative

The Lilly Endowment announced one of the largest religion journalism grants in decades, the long-anticipated Global Religion Journalism Initiative. The $4.9 million package will go to the Religion News Foundation for an 18-month startup phase. The collaborative will involve the Associated Press, Religion News Service and The Conversation US. Lilly reported “The initiative will establish […]

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Pew analysis of church and state in western Europe suggests further research

Public support for the separation of church and state is widespread in western Europe, even where government-mandated church taxes fund religious institutions, according to a May report from the Pew Research Center. The report said most adults in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, which have mandatory church taxes for members of major religious […]

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Spring 2019 newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Spring 2019 Welcome to the spring 2019 Newsletter. To read the articles, simply click the headline for the individual posts. Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Paul Glader, The King’s College in New York City Joe Grimm, Michigan State University School of Journalism Newsletter editors  Contents Note from RMIG head Mariam Alkazemi Bias Busters needed: […]

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From the RMIG head for March 2019

RMIG officers and I have been excitedly preparing for the upcoming conference in Toronto. Every day, we are drawing nearer to the April 1 deadline for the 2019 convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. We have partnered up with other divisions and interest groups in hopes of arranging for the […]

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Bias Busters needed: Be a critic/ally on a religion guide

By Joe Grimm Here is an opportunity to put your scholarship to work on 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, […]

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A course I wish I could have taken

By Khadija Ejaz A few days ago, I received a set of two books from Praeger under the umbrella title “Religion Online: How Digital Technology is Changing the Way We Worship and Pray.” Across their 624 pages, the books lay out a comprehensive picture of the intersection of religion and digital media. The first volume, […]

Posted in Research.

Islamophobia in swimwear and politics

RMIG research chair Brian J. Bowe recently published an article examining the visual framing of a swimsuit targeted toward Muslim women in news coverage in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. The article, titled “Personal Choice or Political Provocation: Examining the Visual Framing and Stereotyping of the Burkini Debate,” was written with Joe Gosen (Western Washington […]

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New digital magazine platform to showcase religion reporting

By Paul Glader With fewer newspapers employing religion reporters and publishing religion reporting, how do journalists interested in religion land bylines and publish their work? ReligionUnplugged.com is a new, non-profit journalism platform designed to help develop a new ecosystem for religion reporting in the U.S. and the world. The site publishes at least one story […]

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The God card: Strategic employment of religious language in U.S. presidential discourse

By Ceri Hughes Though the Constitution explicitly forbids any religious qualification for holding public office, the religiosity of the holder of the highest public office—the presidency—has been an issue of salience to voters. Every occupant to date of the Oval Office is or was a Christian—something they are essentially required to promote in their public […]

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2019 Religion and Media Interest Group paper call

The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) 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 […]

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Women & Religion call for papers

Women & Language, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishes original scholarly articles and creative work covering all aspects of communication, language, and gender. Contributions to Women & Language may be empirical, rhetorical-critical, interpretive, theoretical, or artistic. All appropriate research methodologies are welcome. Affiliated with the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, the […]

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From the RMIG head for December 2018

As head of the religion and media interest group, I would like to take a moment to express the current state of religious news content in the media. In the current political climate, there have been horrific stories of the massacres in places of worship such as the shooting in the Pittsburgh synagogue. There has […]

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Call for panelists

The panels for AEJMC 2019 are now set and are described below. If you want to be involved as a panelist, please email Dr. Gregory Perreault and Dr. Mariam Alkazemi by Jan. 15, 2019. Please note that requests cannot be guaranteed because the selections will be negotiated with our co-sponsors. We are committed to ensuring the […]

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2019 call for papers deadline is April 1

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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Winter 2018 newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Winter 2018 Welcome to the winter 2018 Newsletter. To read the articles, simply click the headline for the individual posts. Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Paul Glader, The King’s College in New York City Joe Grimm, Michigan State University School of Journalism Newsletter editors  Contents Note from RMIG head Mariam Alkazemi Exploring contemporary intersections […]

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RMIG Officers for 2018-19

Attendees at the 2018 Religion and Media Interest Group elected officers for the 2018-2019 academic year. Officers lead the program planning, research competition, teaching programming, PF&F programming, newsletter, website and all other RMIG efforts. Our new officers are: Head: Mariam Alkazemi, Virginia Commonwealth University Vice head: Greg Perreault, Appalachian State University Teaching co-chairs: Rick Moore, Boise […]

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Call For Papers: European Islamophobia Report 2018

The annual European Islamophobia Report, presented since 2015, is seeking writers. The EIR documents and analyzes trends in the spread of Islamophobia in various European nation states. Every year on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21), the EIR is published online and in print and disseminated among leading stakeholders, politicians, […]

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Fall 2018 Newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: FALL 2018 Welcome to the fall 2018 Newsletter. To read the articles, simply click the headline for the individual posts. Thanks for reading! Sincerely, Paul Glader, The King’s College in New York City Joe Grimm, Michigan State University School of Journalism Newsletter editors  Contents Note from RMIG head Mariam Alkazemi Photo Story: Pre-Conference […]

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An Opportunity for Your Students in NYC

By Paul Glader Are your students ready for a journalism experience in New York City with a religion and media studies component? Wall Street Journal veteran Paul Glader and former New York Daily News editor Clemente Lisi co-direct a program called the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) at The King’s College in lower Manhattan. Current […]

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Photo story: Pre-Conference Sacred Spaces Tour in Washington, D.C.

Religion is part of the political mix in Washington, D.C., and members got a taste of that in the 2018 edition of RMIG’s pre-conference tradition of touring sacred spaces. Organizer Rick Moore, professor of media arts in the Department of Communication at Boise State University, mixed national political offices with some landmarks and a lunch […]

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