Monthly Archives: March 2019

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, […]

Posted in Opportunities, Teaching strategies.

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? 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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