Mormon Media Observer: Religion writing seeing noticeable improvement

In the late 1990s, Trinity College professor Dr. Mark Silk wrote a powerful book about news and religion coverage. Like so many other authors before him, he seemed to bemoan the quality of news coverage of religion.

The traditional complaint about news coverage of religion was — and continues to be — that news reporters are secular, and more irreligious in their outlook.

You need only look at a 2007 report by the Pew Charitable Trust to see that news reporters tend to be significantly less religious than their fellow Americans outside the newsroom.

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