Guilt folder chatter: What happens when newsworthy topics are 'covered' in entertainment?
of us have -- literally -- created "guilt" folders in our email software to protect certain stories Faithful GetReligion readers are familiar with our "folder of guilt" concept. If you live online Guilt folder chatter: What happens when newsworthy topics are 'covered' in entertainment? "folder of guilt." To help you think this through, please read this section of a Georgi Boorman
Hypothetical question: What would happen if a religion news critic had nothing to say?
everything. Thus, from time to time, we mention our "guilt folders." everything. Thus, from time to time, we mention our "guilt folders." But — again speaking hypothetically — what if one's guilt folder dried up? What if a religion news critic had a deadline to post
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be gay?" 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Here at GetReligion, we sometimes refer to our "guilt folders." Editor Terry Mattingly coined that term to describe those stories we'd like to mention but
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): Regular GetReligion readers are familiar with our references to "guilt folder" stories. These are Hatmaker are willing to take that extra look. Let's hope I'm wrong. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more
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emerges in Tacoma." 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Here's a phrase you don't hear every day
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for the excellent analysis. (3) Guilt folder fodder (and more): Dan Darling’s tweet about The New
Into the guilt file: Another strange story about a newsroom that contains no telephones
"guilt folders" that your GetReligionistas keep, either in the back of our minds or literally in a shows how long this story has been hidden in my guilt folder: Church elders announced Sharon's abrupt another kind of "guilt folder" story. Sometimes you read a story and your mind says, "What the heck guilt folders Just the other day, our own Bobby Ross, Jr., did a great job of explaining the concept of the "guilt folders" that your GetReligionistas keep, either in the back of our minds or literally in a digital folder in an email program. Like he said, sometimes things just stack up and you forget about news stories that you intended to feature in a post. It's like those days when you see that you have 500 emails in your personal in-basket and you really don't know how they got there. However, there's another kind of "guilt folder" story. Sometimes you read a story and your mind says, "What the heck?" You know that there's something there but it takes you a long time to put your finger on it. This is one of those guilt-file stories. It comes from The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., and it focuses on two actions -- one by the board of Southwest Community Church and the other by its pastor. Long ago, it was a timely story, with a timely headline: "California pastor resigns over gay marriage stance." Here's the top of that story. Try to spot the journalism landmine that
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Daniels, evangelical leaders face sex scandals of their own." 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more
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' cakes created equal?" — was the No. 1 most-read post of the last week. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more
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. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Let's go with "and more" and call your attention to news from
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home. The religion angle? If you haven't already, go ahead and check out Julia's post. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): In my Associated Press days, I wrote a feature on "frequent-flier rabbis" who
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holes in his 'secular' gospel." 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Back in March, we highlighted the
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. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Katherine Burgess of the Wichita Eagle reminded me why she's one
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'Uncle Ted' McCarrick saga." 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Can you be a Republican and a Muslim
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— particularly if you're a baseball fan — reading it all. I meant to say that earlier but am just now getting around to it, "guilt folder" and all. Enjoy. guilt folders From time to time, we at GetReligion reference our "guilt folders." These imaginary folders are
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tourists of Hawaii on Jan. 13. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): International Holocaust Remembrance
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, plus thoughts on how "prayer" has, once again, turned into a controversial term. 3. Guilt folder fodder
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. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Apparently, Vice President Mike Pence isn't the only potential
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and read the post. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Just how long has Christianity Today, the
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," "Christian" and "prayer." Why is that so remarkable? I explain. 3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Here's
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