American Public says religious news too polarizing, journalists disagree

by | Apr. 11, 2012

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A majority of the American public says religious news coverage is too sensationalized, while less than 30 percent of journalists agree according to a survey released Thursday.

The survey released jointly by the Knight Program in Media and Religion at the University of Southern California and the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron also found that only 18.9 percent of journalists were "very knowledgeable" about religion, with most reporters in that minority admitting to be familiar with their own religious traditions and not a wide array of faiths.

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