There is one primary reason why the World Journalism Institute should be committed to the education of young journalists: it comes directly from the need to be faithful to the Christian example of accurately reporting (e.g., being reliable eyewitnesses) the work of God in today’s world.
Now look at the faculty and you find all kinds of people — or organizations — who should know better. Says Atrios:
Let’s see. First, we have Roy Rivenburg, an LA Times staff writer who just wrote a wonderful article about how lots and lots of people really really think gay people shouldn’t marry.
Then we have NPR’s religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty who regularly reports on hot button social issues….
Then there’s David Cho, a metro reporter for the Washington Post who covers local religion issues. This guy likes to recycle his own story ideas. Note how he likes to contrast “christian” and “religious” with “gay.”