2011 RNA Annual Conference
By Religion Newswriters Association
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Audio from the 2011 Religion Newswriters Association Annual Conference in Durham, North Carolina, Sept. 15-17, 2011. RNA is a charitable, literary and educational organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in media coverage and in public discourse about religion. RNA envisions religion reporting and commentary informed by civility, accuracy, fairness and insight. Learn more at RNA.org.
||The Muslim Fear Industry||The rise of organizations and movements that see Islam as a threat to the United States has been gaining steam. Who funds them, how legitimate are they, and how can reporters cover them fairly and accurately?||17 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Atheism Revisited||The Godless movement is growing increasingly bold, and for the first time in memory, gaining traction in the broader public. Where’s it going and how can reporters better follow the movement?||17 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Social Networking-Promise and Peril||The proliferation of social media poses opportunities for journalists, but also risks. Can religion reporters remain neutral online? Should they even try?||16 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||What Everyone Should Know About Growing Up Gay||Mitchell Gold will talk about the reissue of his book "Crisis," in which he calls attention to religious based-bigotry and the physical and psychological toll it takes on LGBT youth.||16 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Religion and the 2012 Elections||The emergence of the Tea Party, the revolts in the Muslim countries, the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage --- all have religious implications. But how big a role will religion play in the 2012 presidential race? Our experts make their predictions.||16 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Adoption Fever-Evangelicals and the Orphan Care Movement||Hundreds of evangelical churches have rediscovered orphan care and have made adoption a growing imperative. Orphan theology is an emerging field. What are the forces behind this change?||16 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Church and State||U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley’s investigation into the finances of several evangelical ministries has led to the formation of a commission to review accountability practices among churches. What does the future hold for the tax-exempt sector?||16 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|