Faith, Politics & Press in Our Perilous Times. Stephen Burgard, ed. New York: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2010. 178 pp.
For many years the religion beat was the least popular assignment of all. Editors routinely handed it to cub reporters. But times have changed. Religion is now in the news, and reporting on religion has become a challenge to the knowledge, empathy, and writing skills of journalists.
The twelve essays in this book exhibit this change. Most of the authors, many now teaching in American journalism schools, have “been there” as reporters, editors, and students of the kaleidoscopic worlds of religion. [Read more...]