Online Course on International Coverage of Religion
The course was held in English and Arabic, with translation available. It was followed by a mentoring period in which the instructors worked closely with the participants as they reported on religion stories. Participants were encouraged to work with another participant from a different cultural/religious background to write stories or opinion pieces together.
The best joint reporting project on religion done by participants in the course received an award in a ceremony that was held in New York City.
During the course, participants:
• Explored religion coverage around the world, sharing a wide range of international resources and professional approaches.
• Examined the ways religious context is essential in reporting on issues from regional and ethnic conflict to medical ethics.
• Examined case studies of reporting on religious conflict in the Sudan, the Balkans and Iraq.
• Shared critical insights, resources and strategies with one another on the experience of covering religion around the world.
The course was run by:
Briggs holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a Master's of arts in religion from Yale Divinity School.
Megari is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Communications & Information Sciences in Pantheon-Assas University in France. He also has a Master’s of Arts and Mass Communications from London Metropolitan University in England.