Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mattingly on Douthat on Religion and the Press

Over at Get Religion, Terry Mattingly reports on, and includes a video link of, Ross Douthat speaking to a gathering at the Annenberg School for Communciation & Journalism. As always, it's well worth reading.

Here's a snippet for peak your interest:

The message for that day can be summed up with that famous quotation from the movie "Cool Hand Luke." In other words, "What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate."

Read the entire piece (it's not lengthy) here.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Ross Douthat makes some good points in the video. At least he's explaining to journalists that they should at least try and understand the particular religion that they are writing on and that they should know the facts involved rather than basing the article on one's personal bias and being ill-informed.