Posts tagged "religion and media"
Daily Links: We Scratched Your Back Edition

Daily Links: We Scratched Your Back Edition

Schradle's list of must reads for the week.
Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews II

Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews II

In an ongoing series of print and audio interviews, S. Brent Plate talks to experts about the field of religion and media.
Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews

Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews

Intersections of Religion and Media: S. Brent Plate interviews Jolyon Mitchell, Rianne Subijanto, Diane Winston, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Benjamin Dorman and Stuart Hoover.

The Truth About “Jim Wallis”

What does the NYTimes‘ Elisabeth Bumiller do when presented with a story that reveals cracks in the Christian right? Why, she calls Jim Wallis, of course. Wallis, who possesses the power to channel the thoughts of several million non-Republican evangelicals, has become a quote machine, a stock figure in any news story about what the...

Culture Without the Culture Wars

Erica Ogg: In his “800 Words” column in The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Dan Neil, on location in Patagonia, tosses off a comparison of the evolution debate in the United States and the lack of one in Puerto Natales, Chile, a place where people hold Charles Darwin in high esteem. In a travel piece that...

The First Amendment Center and Its Influence

Alan Elsner of the San Diego Union-Tribune misses at least one culture-warring beat in his report on The Bible and Its Influence: a new, 387-page glossy edition of the King James Old and New Testaments that aims to reestablish the Bible as an academic text for public schools, to be used in a “nonsectarian, nonreligious...

Five Questions

Zain Shauk: In a recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, radio host Dennis Prager posed five questions that he said non-Muslims would like to have answered. They included questions about why so many atrocities are committed in the name of Islam and why none of the Palestinian terrorists are Christian. He makes overwhelming generalizations about Muslims,...

SoMA Family Values

The true confessions of a Catholic priest’s Madonna/Whore “backstreet girl“; the memory of religious exclusion from a gay married couple; a review of Revealer contributor Peter Manseau’s new book, Vows; and pioneering Catholic theologian Uta Ranke-Heinemann’s dynamic charges against the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrine on celibacy as a smokescreen that serves mostly to disguise a...

Liberal Media

More of that ol’ time liberal media: “America’s freedoms were created by founders who believed in the sanctity of human life but also that man was a fallen creature,” writes education reporter Ann Work, of the Wichita Falls (Tx) Times Record News. Work is reporting on a local speech delivered by national culture warrior David...

Subjective Fluff and the BBC

When the God-Beat-beat goes parliamentary, do the same standards of criticism apply? Do the same subjective questions religion-beat critics use to evaluate religion coverage — questions about the selection or reporting of religion stories, about the reporter’s tone and level of respect or understanding of the subject matter, or just one critic’s personal sense of...

What’s In a Name?

Sarah Price Brown: Health activists and “social conservatives” are fighting over the new cervical cancer vaccine, writes Rob Stein in The Washington Post. Stein presents both sides of the conflict while managing to leave out one relevant piece in the puzzle: religion. The “social conservatives” who fear immunizing teenage girls against a sexually transmitted virus...

The Washington Times Runs Red

The Washington Times has declared holy war with a three-part series excerpted from a new book by Tony Blankley, a former Gingrich chief aide who now serves as the paper’s editorial-page editor. “Multiculturism,” he declares, is heir to fascism and communism, and thus must be fought on just as complete a footing — primarily by...