Since joining GetReligion three years ago, I have felt like a giant walking paradox.
Friends of GetReligion, it is time for me to tip my hat and say farewell. It’s been a good ride, three years of working with excellent colleagues.
I love a good fashion story, especially one that taps into religion behind the inspiration for the different styles.
It’s easy to spot so many human errors in religion coverage that sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of why we should read and engage the mainstream media.
It’s almost obligatory now for religion reporters to write their own version of “Romney is a Mormon,” ensuring readers know precisely what they’re getting into if they vote for him in two months. Or you have the general assignment reporters who think no one has already written that tired narrative.
Even as we head into beautiful fall color changes, we’re still talking about Chick-fil-A apparently.
The Godbeat (or religion beat) is in the middle of some major shifts again, ones that can leave glaring holes in several newspapers across the country.
Stop whatever you are doing. If you read one story this week, make it this one from Grantland.
When a story uses extra adjectives or adverbs to pretty up a story, you know something might be fishy. If the information, data and narrative can’t speak for themselves, it’s worth reexamining the piece more closely.