Welcome to the Fall 2010 section of COMM 480. In this course we will explore three key areas of religious communication
(1) the relationship between new media and the coverage of religion
(2) the relationship between religious communities and the media and
(3) how media contribute to spiritual meaning making via lived and implicit religion.
This will involve studying how religious communities and institutions respond to and utilize different forms of media, as well as how media outlets present religious groups and ideas in various media products which shape ideas about popular religion.
This blog is a space where additional information and readings will be posted regarding in-class case studies and discussions. It is a forum for you to share your thoughts on issues and ideas raised in class. Welcome to the conversation.