Award-winning Religion Reporter Will Lecture at Baylor on the State of Religion ReportingSept. 19, 2013
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WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2013) -- Award-winning journalist Sarah Pulliam Bailey, a national correspondent for Religion News Service, will lecture at Baylor on Wednesday, Sept. 25, about the state of religion reporting, the impact of digital media and social networking on journalism and how people of faith can find a place in prominent news outlets.
The event is sponsored by Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion. The lecture will be at 3:30 p.m. in Armstrong Browning Library's Cox Lecture Hall, 710 Speight Ave. on Baylor's campus in Waco.
Before joining RNS, Bailey was managing editor for Odyssey Networks, covering religion through multimedia. Before that, she spent four years as online editor for Christianity Today, the nation's premier magazine for evangelicals.
Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, CNN and the Chicago Sun-Times. She has won awards from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
Thomas R. Kidd, Ph.D., Senior Fellow pf the
Institute for Studies of Religion, a professor of history and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion, said students will benefit from hearing the lecture, especially those who want to write for a living.
"She is a prominent religion writer and reporter and we thought it would be great for students to hear someone from that high level of journalism," he said. "I would think students who are interested in writing careers would be interested in learning about her experience."
Bailey will share from experience on how to navigate the role of digital media in today's society.
"She will talk about the challenges of the journalism business with the decline of print media and the rise of social media," Kidd said. "Lots of people are interested in the state of media news and what social media has to do with religion."
Admission is free.
by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805