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Spring 2018 newsletter

Greetings, RMIG! In this edition of the newsletter: AEJMC Deadline is April 1 The annual AEJMC national convention is back in Washington, D.C., in August. The call for papers at the intersection of media and religion is posted along with the general call. Papers for all divisions and interest groups must be submitted through All […]

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Spring 2017 newsletter

The AEJMC conference deadline is fast approaching! The past few months have showcased anew the importance of understanding religion and media as forces in modern society, so submit your latest work for discussion with your colleagues in Chicago. In this issue of the RMIG newsletter: A look back at Debra Mason‘s two decades with Religion […]

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Reviewing Debra Mason’s 20 years of service to RNS

 Debra Mason By Tiffany McCallen Religion News Service Used by permission I was a barely 18 when I first met Debra Mason in a cramped study room in the library at Otterbein College in quaint Westerville, Ohio. Having never stepped foot on the campus I’d chosen to pursue my degree in journalism, she was my […]

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Latest research from the Journal of Media & Religion

In God We Trust, with God We Fight. Religion in U.S. Presidential War Rhetoric: From Johnson to Obama Miriam Diez-Bosch & Pere Franch In times of war, religion features prominently in U.S. presidential rhetoric. It may be used to strengthen courage and hope or to serve as a powerful tool for accepting sacrifices and losses. […]

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April 1 deadline for AEJMC 2017

The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession 2017 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 will consider papers using quantitative, qualitative or historical research methods and accepts any recognized citation style […]

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Career and research opportunities

Faculty openings: Bucknell: visiting assistant professor, with emphasis on Hinduism and South Asia Cal State-Northridge: assistant professor of religious studies, with emphasis on Central America, the Catholic Church and politics, and liberation theology Claremont McKenna: visiting faculty in African-American religions Denison: visiting assistant professor in Asian religions Habib: faculty in the humanities core and comparative […]

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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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