Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fall 2016 RMIG Newsletter

The Religion and Media Interest Group had a successful convention at the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication which took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the September 2016 newsletter, we are excited to share with you: The officer biographies for RMIG’s 2016-2017 team. A call for proposals for the 2017 AEJMC conference. Pictures […]

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John Durham Peters award acceptance

RMIG honored John Durham Peters with an award at the 2016 AEJMC conference. His remarks after accepting the award can be heard here. Special thanks to Anthony Hatcher for capturing the audio.

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Reading Religion: a new book review resource

The American Academy of Religion has created Reading Religion, a collection of reviews and discussion of recently published books on a variety of subjects in the scholarship of religion. Reviews are sorted by date or topic, and books available for review also are listed.

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Call for 2017 panel proposals

Now is the time for us to begin considering our panel programming for the 2017 conference. If you think you have an idea for a panel that we should consider, please share it. Here is the crucial information we need to get the process started. Your Name and Contact Info Panel Category (Teaching, Professional Freedom […]

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American Academy of Religion conferences. Four regional conferences of the American Academy of Religion invite paper submissions with upcoming deadlines. Western region (deadline Sept. 30). Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to the appropriate unit chair, listed at The conference theme is “Religion, Race, and Racism.” It will be held […]

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2016-2017 Officer Bios

The Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) proudly presents the 2016-2017 officer list.   RMIG Head — Joel Campbell Dr. Joel Campbell is an associate professor in journalism in Brigham Young University Department of Communications. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University. Previously, he worked for nearly 20 years as a […]

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The Minneapolis Sacred Space Tour

  MINNEAPOLIS — The Twin Cities are home to unique collection of houses of worship, but shifting demographics and influx of immigrants are reshaping the religious landscape of the metro area. A pre-conference tour hosted by the Religion and Media Interest Group offered a glimpse of these changes as well as a look back at […]

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