From Church Stories to Obituaries, Journalists Need Religious Literacy
Rebuilding Public Education • Educational, 06-Aug-2020
Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Ari Goldman discusses education of religion and how it’s covered in the news.
Goldman, director of the school’s Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism, and the Spiritual Life, has taught at the Colombia Journalism School since 1993. He also hosts the “Covering Religion” Seminars and teaches Reporting, the Master’s Project, and the course “The Journalism of Death & Dying,” which looks at everything from writing obituaries to covering natural disasters and suicide.
This program is made possible by the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Endowment Fund for Adult Programming.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.
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