Resources: Reporting Religion
The mission of the Religion Newswriters Foundation is to strengthen and encourage religion reporting as a means of improving public understanding of religion, by providing journalists in the secular media access to useful resources, examples of best practices and opportunities for increased communication with one another. Their website is jam packed with links and resources.
A site that monitors religion reporting and provides regular updates and analysis, published by the Journalism Department and the Center for Religion and Media at New York University.
A weekly program with great transcript archives: you will find background on everything from Islamic fundamentalism through to the churches and homosexuality.
A Canadian non-partisan non-profit group set up to promote better religion reporting.
A site from the University of Colorado's Center for Mass Media Research. An interdisciplinary research team focused on the intersection of religious and media-related practices in the everyday lives of contemporary adults and their families.
A social sciences bibliography compiled by Charles K. Bellinger. He writes: The literature on religion and violence was already substantial before the Sept. 11 attacks, and it has swelled at an increased pace since then. I have not seen abundant evidence, however, that the serious reflections on violence expressed in these books has made a noticeable impact on the shape of higher education, on news media reporting, or on the thinking of government officials around the world.