AP joins global initiative to expand reporting on religion

800Source: Associated Press

The Associated Press is joining with the Religion News Service and the nonprofit publisher The Conversation to form a global initiative to expand news reporting on religion in the United States and around the world.

The collaboration is being funded by an 18-month, $4.9 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to the Religion News Service’s parent organization, the nonprofit Religion News Foundation. The grant represents one of the biggest investments in religion news coverage in decades.

The initiative will create a joint news desk to produce multi-format coverage of major faiths, with a focus on illuminating the religious practices and principles that underlie current events and cultural movements.

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  1. Even with an annual gathering of around 40’000 Muslims we find ‘main stream media’ hardly covering the event. If there was one bomb then it would be covered. I recall that on the same day the largest Mosque in the Americas was opened in Canada an Ahmadiyya Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was attacked and many books were burned. Guess what the international media covered?

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