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“Religion, Democracy and the Arab Awakening” April 25, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

“Religion Democracy and the Arab Awakening,” sponsored by the USC Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice, the USC Knight Program in Media and Religion and Global Post, is a one-day conference aimed at advancing knowledge and strengthening coverage of … Continue reading

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The Atlas of Global Pentecostalism, February 24-25

The USC Knight Program in Media and Religion, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences present the Atlas of Global Pentecostalism, a dynamic database of the fastest growing religion on earth. On … Continue reading

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Event: GlobalPost’s Sennott on “After the Arab Spring: Covering Religion and Democracy”

The Knight Program in Media and Religion presents a lunchtime forum  with Charles Sennott, the executive editor of GlobalPost, on October 10, 2013. Sennott will discuss on-the-ground reporting in the Middle East. The event will take place at noon at … Continue reading

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British Council Awards Five Bridging Voices Grants

The British Council announced today that it has awarded five grants as part of its Bridging Voices program, which supports transatlantic academic and policy dialogues on religion and international affairs. The five grantees are British Muslims for Secular Democracy, Muslims … Continue reading

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International Reporting Project Offers Fellowships

The International Reporting Project announced this month that it is accepting applications for fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on religion internationally. Up to five grants to qualified journalists will be awarded this fall to support three-week long reporting trips … Continue reading

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Knight Grants Recipient G. Jeffrey MacDonald Wins Wilbur Award

Journalist G. Jeffrey MacDonald was awarded a Wilbur Award this week by the Religion Communicators Council for his report, “No Child Left Alone” for the Christian Science Monitor. The Wilbur Award honors excellence by individuals in secular media—print and online journalism, book publishing, … Continue reading

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KPCC Partners with J585 – Specialized Journalism

The Knight Program in Media and Religion has again partnered with public radio station KPCC to report on religion — this time Diane Winston’s Specialized Journalism class is focusing on Catholicism. In 2010, Dr. Winston’s class contributed stories on Jews … Continue reading

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GlobalPost Launches “Belief” Blog

This month, GlobalPost launched “Belief,” a new blog focusing on the role of religion in shaping world events. “Belief” is part of GlobalPost and the Knight Program in Media and Religion’s new initiative to cover religion around the world, an … Continue reading

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Jason Berry on “The Catholic Church and the Media: Story at the Crossroads,” February 21

 The Knight Program in Media and Religion presents journalist Jason Berry on “The Catholic Church and the Media: Story at the Crossroads.” What is the direction of the church, 50 years after Vatican II, and how do repoprters grapple with … Continue reading

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Comm 426 launches “SpiritualiTV” blog

Diane Winston’s Comm 426 class, “Religion, Media and Hollywood: Faith on TV,” has launched SpiritualiTV, a blog that looks at how popular television programs address — both directly and indirectly — religion, ethics and spirituality. At SpiritualiTV, students will blog … Continue reading

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