Religion is all around us, and although it’s not always obvious, it has a profound influence on the news we consume. This podcast is about the relationship between the media and religion and how they shape our culture.
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Jan 28, 2017

While mainstream media in Australia continually cuts back on religion coverage, there are journalists who spend a massive amount of time and energy covering the religion beat. The catch is, they work for churches.

In the first episode of Godbeat, Rohan talks to Penny Mulvey, Director of Communications and Media Services for the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. We talk about the ways mainstream media ignores or misunderstands Christian churches, and how churches are finding ways to tell their stories regardless.

Penny Mulvey is Executive Editor of Crosslight:

The Daily Telegraph story which confuses the Uniting Church with UnitingCare:

The Uniting Church Assembly's response to the story:

Theme music by Kevin MacLeod

Jan 13, 2017

Godbeat is a new, independent podcast that examines journalism, religion and all the surprising ways those things intersect. Religion is all around us and although it's not always obvious, it has a profound influence on the news we consume.

I hope you'll join me as I take a look at the hidden religion angle of stories you've read and tell a few religion stories you haven't. I'll also be speaking to some of the religion journalists who help tell these stories in religious and secular media.

Please email story leads to or tweet them to @GodbeatPod, because I'm just one guy and can't know about everything :)

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Music is Pyro Flow by Kevin McLeod at licensed under CC-BY 3.0