Tag: journalism

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November 19, 2016

This moment forces us to face challenging questions about who we are as a nation, who we want to become, and how to get there.

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July 1, 2016

In journalism and in life, a generous understanding of people’s stories is crucial. Courtney Martin with more questions and counsel for imagining each other in all our complexity.

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June 24, 2016

How do we avoid cliches and generalizations of entire groups of people? We must tell better stories and more of them by more people who deepen our understanding of the nuances rather than reducing them to a single narrative.

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June 21, 2016

In an information-saturated world, it’s the power of poetry and art that helps us transcend a steady stream of depressing news reports and partisan diatribes and process just how badly we’re hurting as a country.

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May 31, 2016

Shows like Mad Men and Masters of Sex depict workplaces of the 60s — and a world that seems utterly foreign to modern eyes. Yet, Jane Gross argues, the challenges women face in the workplace have not gone away, merely shifted.

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March 20, 2016

Coverage of climate change frequently sounds the alarm, summoning our worries and fears to call us to action. After 30 years of climate reporting, Andrew Revkin isn’t worried anymore. A memoir of climate change that places the human condition in the foreground.

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May 14, 2015

What happens when two millennial Jesuit podcasters interview Krista Tippett? Practical wisdom on the way millennials do religion and a whole host of Jesuit humor.

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March 15, 2015

Where do we find spiritual solace in this warp speed culture and hyper-connected times? A journalist ponders the sacred songs and spaces that return us to the holy moments of everyday life.

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April 21, 2014

This week held many surprises, including a lovely take on the story of Mary Magdalene, our first live event in our new studios, a scene from the Boston Public Library, and chopping wood with, yes, a Finnish axe.

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May 10, 2013

In Ireland, former Catholics are rediscovering their religious beliefs and Irish heritage in pre-Christian spirituality. Shweta Saraswat and Tricia Tongco’s story on the reemerging presence of Pagan spirituality in Dublin.

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February 15, 2011

I teach at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Among my course offerings is religion coverage, an increasingly marginalized…

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November 13, 2010

Dominick Brady got it right. The photo heading The New York Times profile piece of Moses Levi (or is it…

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November 9, 2010

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution etched on the doors going into the Mass Media building at Western Kentucky…

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July 28, 2010

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks holds a copy of The Guardian newspaper that features a report using the site’s leaked documents…

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March 7, 2010

Many of us have read Nick Kristof’s columns over the years. And, perhaps, like me, you’ve been moved by his…

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August 25, 2009

News broke last Thursday that mass graves were uncovered in Indian Kashmir containing 1,500 unidentified bodies. This is sad news,…

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December 12, 2007

Every new show is the product of lots of research, editing, writing, and scrutiny. One of the big bench marks…

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