Religion Journalism

Religion journalism is perhaps one of the most challenging subfields within journalism—it requires specialist knowledge to discern its specificities and the subject matter is so sensitive that the slightest mistake in wording can lead to angry outcries from the public. Topics such as religion are incredibly nuanced, and the ability to communicate religious issues accurately in 500 to 600 words can be challenging, to say the least. If a public is conceived of as diverse, then this creates both an opportunity and a danger for journalism on religion in a democracy.

Many countries have what Robert Putnam and David Campbell (2010) describe as a “volatile” mixture of a high religious pluralism—people of different faiths in close contact—and high religious diversity—a wide array of religions (p. 494). ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles