Monthly Archives: July 2019

Summer 2019 newsletter

RELIGION MATTERS: Summer 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 on RMIG, looking ahead to Toronto! By Mariam Alkazemi As we approach the annual convention in August, I wanted to take some time out for reflection. Having worked as 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 […]

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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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