Posts tagged "THE PRESS"

Press Crit

Not all of these sites address the role of religion in the news — but we think they should, and they could. Learn from those that do, teach those that don’t. Press Think: Ghost of Democracy in the Media Machine. In which The Revealer‘s publisher bravely explores the murk of media world and offers up visions...

Uncovering Islam

Does the press’s coverage of Islam actually cover-up the complexities of a far-from monolithic faith? Why is Islam — one of the fastest growing faiths in the U.S. — usually treated as an international story? Does the press pigeonhole Islam as a political subject, or is Islam by definition a political tradition? Where are all...

Double-Cross

Has The New Republic found a new religion? Long considered the preeminent pulpit for hawkish pro-Israel views, not to mention thoughtful writing on the rest of Judaism courtesy of literary editor Leon Wieseltier, the magazine now stands accused by the Jewish Forward of shilling for fundamentalist Islam. How so? According to Eric Marx, the magazine agreed to let a critic of...

Kristof-Watch

The Revealer agrees with Nicholas Kristof‘s condemnation of the Bush Administration’s stipulation that 1/3 of oversees anti-AIDS money go to the “promotion of abstinence” (an Orwellian phrase in more ways than one), and as usual he’s out there reporting from places other journalists ignore and talking to people who rarely make it into the New York Times. But...

And Then There Was One

Jesus is second only to Hitler in terms of units sold when it comes to moving newsweeklies, but that hasn’t stopped U.S. News and World Report from firing religion writer Jeff Sheler. That leaves Time‘s David Van Biema as the only religion specialist at the big three newsmagazines. Maybe that’s because the magazines figured out that their “specialists” spent too much time retreading...