Debra Mason

Debra Mason

2019–20 Religious Literacy and the Professions Fellow
Debra L. Mason

Debra L. Mason is among the leading scholars and trainers of how religion is portrayed in the media, with more than 35 years of professional and scholarly experience working to improve the religious literacy of professionals so they can better serve a multi-faith public. A professor emerita at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she envisioned, raised funding for, and built the largest repository of religion resources for journalists, including ReligionStylebook.com and ReligionLink.com. She directed Religion Newswriters Association for nearly two decades and retired recently as founding director of RNA’s nonprofit supporting foundation. Mason is publisher emerita of Religion News Service (RNS), the world’s only non-sectarian wire service exclusively covering religion.

Religious Literacy and the Professions Fellows