Edinburgh launch for 'Religion and the News'

By Simon Barrow
March 19, 2013

The Edinburgh book launch of a multi-author volume, 'Religion and the News' takes place in association with a panel discussion on "Media, Faith and State post-Leveson" on Tuesday 19 March 2003 in the Martin Hall, Edinburgh University School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX, from 17.45.

The event is sponsored by the RSA Fellows’ Media, Creative Industries, Culture and Heritage Network with the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI), University of Edinburgh, with assistance from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities (IASH). One of the panel speakers is co-editor Professor Jolyon Mitchell (University of Edinburgh).

I am pleased to have a chapter entitled 'Religion and new media: changing the story' in this very stimulating collection.

The book is published by Ashgate, and is described and summarised on their website as follows:

In 'Religion and the News' journalists and religious leaders reflect on their interactions with one another and their experiences of creating news. Through a series of original contributions, leading practitioners shed light on how religious stories emerge into the public domain. Experienced journalists and religious representatives from different faith traditions critically consider their role in a rapidly evolving communicative environment.

Aimed at journalists, faith representatives, religious leaders, academics and students, this book offers a timely exploration of the current state of religious news coverage and makes an original contribution to the emerging media, religion and culture literature, as well as to media and communication studies. 'Religion and the News' presents insights from leading journalists and religious leaders, many well-known figures, writing openly about their experiences.

* More on the book: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409420187

* Event (registration required): http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/18186


© Simon Barrow is co-director of Ekklesia. Alongside and between public policy, theological and church work, he has been a professional writer and journalist since 1982.

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