Posts tagged "the r word"

Campaign ’04 Coverage

n search of religion on the campaign trail. The “R” Word Campaign Coverage Forum: Revealer Publisher Jay Rosen’s introduction to the forum Debra Mason’s “The ‘R’ Word” Jason DeRose’s “Politics and the Religion Reporter: A Story” Amy Sullivan’s “Religious Men” Rod Dreher’s “The Non-Negotiable Dream” Shahed Amanullah’s “Beyond the Zero-Sum Game” Plus “Bush Channels God“: Jack Brubaker of The Lancaster New Era already knows what’s missing. Jay Rosen’s “Democratic National...

Spin and the Religion Reporter

No one wants to ask “What would Jesus Do?” on the campaign trail… By Bob Smietana The conventions were still weeks away when President Bush’s campaign started linking John Kerry to a Nazi in a web campaign video. Whether that’s a step up or down from the Reagan years, when Democrats were Communists is unclear. But...

The “R” Word

In search of religion on the campaign trail By Debra L. Mason Celebrated U.S. church historian Martin Marty once asked me what religion beat journalists thought of a then-recent book outlining how journalists cover and think about religion. The book’s author sat next to me. I evaded the question—I thought it impolite to confess that religion reporters...