Book: Media Doesn't Get Religion

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CBNNews.com - Does today's media frequently miss or misunderstand many major news stories, because they don't take religion seriously?

The authors of a new book entitled Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion say a resounding "yes" to that question

Paul Marshall is the co-author of the book. A Senior Fellow at the Center for Religious Freedom, Marshall says the media often misunderstands religion when they do take it seriously.

Click play for a CBN News interview with Paul Marshal, co-author of Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion.

The book examines nine specific stories that the authors contend were inadequately or incorrectly reported by major news sources, because their religious dimension was ignored, overlooked, or misrepresented.

These stories range from the 2004 U.S. presidential elections to Iran, Iraq, and the papal succession. In each case the author demonstrates how the story might have been more effectively reported and concludes with specific suggestions for journalist.

Marshall appeared on the CBN News program NewsWatch Tuesday to discuss the media's uneasy relationship with religion and religious issues.

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