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Diane Winston Poses a “Big Question” for Templeton Foundation

“Does Digital Communication Encourage or Inhibit Spiritual Progress?” asks Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion, for the John Templeton Foundation publication Big Questions Online. “Podcasts, blogging, videostreaming provide unprecedented opportunities for laypeople to study and learn,” writes Winston. … Continue reading

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Knight Program in Media and Religion Awarded Luce Grant

The Knight Program in Media and Religion has been awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to promote innovative reporting on religion and international affairs. The project is a collaboration between the Knight Program, the Annenberg Innovation … Continue reading

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Religion in Political Discourse

As part of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Religion’s ongoing lecture series in Religion in the Public Sphere, Diane Winston will present “Religion in Political Discourse: Did you hear the one about the Politician and the Evangelical Pastor Meet-Up … Continue reading

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Comm 426 – Religion, Media and Hollywood: Faith in TV

Professor Diane Winston will offer Comm 426 — Religion, Media and Hollywood: Faith in TV — for the Spring 2013 semester. The four-credit course will examine how religion, ethics and spirituality are embedded, embodied and emplotted in television drama and … Continue reading

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Recipients of Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life Announced

The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announced today the recipients of the 2012 Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life. Among many outstanding applications, six projects were chosen to receive grants between $5,000 and $20,000. “We’re … Continue reading

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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

The Knight Chair in Media and Religion at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is pleased to announce the publication of the Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media, edited by Diane Winston, in August 2012. Once … Continue reading

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Do You Have Faith in the Media?

by Diane Winston and John Green A visiting Martian might be forgiven for thinking that Americans care more about the religion of prospective presidential candidates than they do about the economy, the environment, health care, or even space travel. And, … Continue reading

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Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion

The Knight Luce Fellowship program offers stipends for journalists to travel throughout the world to report and write stories that contextualize these developments for an American audience. These projects demonstrate the enduring power of religion and spirituality to motivate radical … Continue reading

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Tibet’s Sacrifice: Exiled Lives

“Tibet’s Sacrifice: Exiled Lives” by Dan Carino is a multimedia piece of comics journalism examining Tibetan activists living in India and their willingness to die for their cause through self-immolation. Self-immolation among Tibetan activists has been on the rise over … Continue reading

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Tibet’s Sacrifice: Exiled Lives

“Tibet's Sacrifice: Exiled Lives” by Dan Carino is a multimedia piece of comics journalism examining Tibetan activists living in India and their willingness to die for their cause through self-immolation. Self-immolation among Tibetan activists has been on the rise over … Continue reading

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