Saturday, January 29, 2005

Media and Religion

Some inner analysis has been fomenting among some media about their coverage of religion in the US and worldwide. Some are acknowledging what is often so evident: reporters have a woefully deficient education in things religious. Often there is bias as in the Washington Post's famous negative stereotyping of evangelicals. There is frequently a barely concealed negative attitude toward the Catholic Church, especially on life issues. A glimpse of all this self-analysis can be found in the Columbia Journalism Review article linked here. Pinsky has also a longer series on evangelicals which has drawn very positive reviews.