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'The Fifth Estate:' Is WikiLeaks Good for America?
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite this latest round of drama revolving around WikiLeaks and its lightning rod of a front man, the question still remains: Is WikiLeaks good for America? Am I the only one wh ...

Art As An Act of Faith
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

I’m cloaked in Bible stories and Christian tradition, and therefore I live in hope that there’s a Creator and that this God is working quietly to heal the world. Almost two years ...

Bearing Witness in Syria: Anthony Shadid's Last Days
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 7:50pm | Type: Blog

In the Sunday Times, Hicks told the story of that week in a long and gripping feature, "Bearing Witness in Syria," accompanied by some of his photos. Hicks and Shadid had spent most of the week with ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Beard Yourselves!
Originally Posted: 12/09/2011 - 6:43pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 IFC’s latest show is dedicated to fans of the facial hair: Whisker Wars ! And to celebrate new beginnings, fans can ...

Tom Wicker, 1926-2011
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

Wicker was a meticulous reporter and a passionate advocate, so much so that he was sometimes criticized for overstepping the bounds of objectivity. I am one of those who still pre ...

But We Don't Look a Day Over 38
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Fortunately, 40 is the new 34, or in my case, 38. With THIS ISSUE we turn 40, as our cover note ...

Linda Midgett answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

I think an evangelical is someone who believes Jesus is the Son of God, that the Word of God is true, and that we all need redemption from this fallen word. I think an ...

#OccupyWallStreet: The Faith Factor
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Slowly but surely, as media coverage of the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations in New York and across the country continues to grow, attention is turning toward what the spiritual/religious/faith elements are t ...

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself...
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

They call me ..."God Girl."* And I'll be your new tour guide here at God's Politics. Some of you may know me by my more official byline, Cathleen Falsani. I've been a contributing edi ...

Is Glenn Beck's Departure the Beginning of the End for Fox News?
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

If you haven't noticed, Glenn Beck -- the vitriolic voice of "reason" and "values" for Fox News -- is gone. If you haven't noticed, Glenn Beck -- the ...

Still Missing in the Arab World: Assembly and Free Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, I established AmmanNet, the Arab world's first Internet radio that used technology to create audio and text content freely. Ten years ago, I established AmmanN ...

What Would You Do With $1 Trillion?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/16/what-would-you-do-with-1-trillion/" target="_self"></a>The United States has already spent $3 trillion on the Iraq and <a hr ...

Stay Informed and in Prayer for the People of Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As voting continues in South Sudan's week-long <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/sudan/" target="_blank">independence referendum</a>, which started yesterday, here are a fe ...

A Global Community Event
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> Like millions of people around the world, ...

Op-Eds Worth Reading
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

This morning, I found a trifecta of three of my favorite op-ed writers in the papers. This morning, I found a trifecta of three of my favorite op-ed writers in the papers. The eff ...

The Careful (and Necessary) Work of Journalism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

This week, <em>The Washington Post </em>ran a three-part series on the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/07/19/top-secret-america/">top secret counterterrorism organizations</a& ...

'Chay La Lou': The Things Haitian Women Carry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

She is my mother. She is my aunt. She is my next door neighbor. I recognize her familiar gait; the quick-paced step. Most importantly, I recognize the invisible burden she carries. ...

This Palestinian Life: Stories of Nonviolent Resistance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.thispalestinianlife.org/Stories.php"></a>Last weekend I was at a family reunion where I had been invited to show <a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeile ...

Can Petraeus Push the U.S. Toward Peace in the Middle East?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The taboo was finally broken and the genie is out of the bottle, despite some attempts to force it back. The taboo was finally broken and the genie is out of the bottle, despite s ...

The Inevitable Results of War: Sins as Well as Crimes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The end of Passover is said to mark the anniversary of the moment when Pharaoh's imperial horse-chariot army met disaster in the Red Sea. The end of Passover is said to mark ...

The State of Journalism
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi “The problem facing American journalism is not fundamentally an audience problem or a credibility problem,” according to the ...

Haiti: One Month Later, by the Numbers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

One month later rain pours into the streets of Port-au-Prince. One month later rain pours into the streets of Port-au-Prince. Some call it "fresh misery." I think, h ...

When Everything Changed: 50 Years of Women's Progress
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316059544?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0316059544">&l ...

A Conversation with Robert Jensen
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

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Walter Cronkite and True Journalism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Within the context of just peace theory, Walter Cronkite was and remains an important figure. Truth. Respect. Security. We know the truth through the hard work of scholars doing the difficult and nece ...

The Truth Smirks
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, speaks truth to power with silliness, outrage, and a whole lotta lau ...

Out of the Media's Eye
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kaitlin Barker Going beyond the blind spots. Before I met a refugee family from Burma, I was mostly unaware of ...

Remembering Stories: A Grassroots View from the Middle East, Part 1
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>When President Obama was giving his speech in Cairo, I was just across the Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan, and caught a glimpse on a corner store TV, the translation making it hard to hear his words. ...

Obama Reaches Out to Palestinian Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>It is undeniable that the Palestinian people - Muslim and Christians - have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than 60 years they have endured the pain of dislocation. ...

How to Save Journalism
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Can a government-subsidized press save democracy? Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that giv ...

Fox 'News' on 'Obama's Apology Tour'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, under the headline 'Obama's Apology Tour', FoxNews.com, in typical sneering style, published <a title="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/10/world-stage-obama/" href ...

The Columbine Killings and the Convenience of Dehumanization
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

There was <a title="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/17/columbine-massacre-gun-crime-us" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/17/columbine-massacre-gun-crime-us">a s ...

Covering SCOTUS
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As a confirmed newspaper addict, I've learned to pay attention to the bylines on stories, and over the years have learned which ones to look for on particular topics. As a co ...

Russian Roulette
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Swanee Hunt The murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya ripples worldwide. Russian journalist Anna Politkovska ...

Reporting Through the Grapevines
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum What do we believe when all social restraints are off? We all know that truth is the firs ...

A Clarion of Justice
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Dee Dee Risher For 40 years, The Other Side offered a vision of 'justice rooted in discipleship.' ...

Road-Testing The Purpose-Driven Life
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I'd miss the good old days, but they were before my time. I' ...

The Rest Of The Story
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Deryl Davis Whatever happened to the 'public good'? We' We’ve all s ...

Why Daniel Pearl Died
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Pursuing truth is always a risky venture. The tributes are worldwide and legion; by all accounts D ...

The God Beat
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Dart In newsrooms around the country, religion is no longer a dead-end assignment—but the media still have a long way to go before t ...

Filling the 'Religion Gap'
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Abernethy People of faith who complain about the religion gap in commercial television news coverage often try to explain it by charg ...

The Spotlight Will Find You
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynn Neary Much of what is best about religion does not need journalism to thrive. Much of what is best about ...

To Quicken, Arouse, and Inspire
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin E. Marty Not wanting to lose all credibility as a populist, I want to risk my credentials by criticizing for once not "the me ...

Passion and Controversy
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peggy Wehmeyer I understand why people of faith often have an ax to grind with the media. I wouldn't say to them, "Come on, we h ...

Which Religions to Cover?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Adelle M. Banks I've been a religion reporter for more than a decade, and I still find that many misunderstand my title—journalists i ...

In a Godly Way
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dale Hanson Bourke Several years ago I wrote a column on faith and families to be distributed to secular newspapers. ...

Truth Held Hostage
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Barbara Reynolds For much of the 30 years that I have been in some of America's top newsrooms, religion was treated like those klutz ...

Wanted: Insiders
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cal Thomas A Washington Post ombudsman once tried to explain the stereotyping of evangelicals by a Post reporter who described them as &q ...