Stack of newspapers

The symposium on religious literacy in journalism was held December 8–9, 2016, at Harvard Divinity School. Laurie Goodstein of The New York Times gave the keynote address, providing an expert overview of the current state of the field.

Panel discussions focused on case studies and featured professional journalists, professors of journalism, and professors of religious studies. 

Thanks to all of our speakers and guests for a lively conversation that generated new insights on the place of religious literacy in journalism, the challenges journalists face in covering religion, and what religious studies can offer journalism.