JOURNALISM, SECULARIZATION, AND RELIGION
This session addresses the journalistic approach to religion.
This session addresses the journalistic approach to religion. In the news media, religion has moved from the fringe to a hot topic, and is used for a variety of purposes in public debates. Although social media and international digital media play an increasing role, the Nordic daily press and public service broadcasting media still reach a majority of the populations and play a crucial role in the formation of public opinion. In the last decade, traditional secularist journalistic values have been complemented with values of plurality, including religion, faith and other life views. This session explores the question of how the increased religious diversity in Nordic societies affects journalism. The session welcomes papers focusing on the journalistic approach to religion in general, and particularly to the ways journalism and reporting may be used to (re)produce boundaries in society in relation to religion, or how it may be used to question and contest such boundaries.
HENRIK REINTOFT CHRISTENSEN
Aarhus University, Denmarkhc@cas.au.dk