Another feature is:rolex uk Portugal series Tourbillon reverse jump fake watches with a new custom tailored exquisite Santoni crocodile leather strap - this piece of fake watches
American Journalism Review
Getting Religion  | American Journalism Review
 AJR  Drop Cap
From AJR,   December/January 2004

Getting Religion   

Reporters are tapping an online resource to find expert sources for stories about religion.

By Melissa Cirillo
Melissa Cirillo is a former AJR editorial assistant.     


You're a journalist, not a scholar on Shiite law or an expert on translations of the Torah. However, in this post-9/11 world, accurate and thorough information about religious issues is of amplified importance. But hold off on the crash course on the history of world religions.

Experts from around the world are at your fingertips with ReligionSource, the self-proclaimed "journalist's shortcut to 5,000 scholars." Before the online source began in 2000 no single place existed that grouped religious sources for journalists to contact.

With a $1.2 million grant from Pew Charitable Trusts, ReligionSource is commissioned to "establish a referral service that would link members of the news media with academic experts on religion and public life issues." The service is the brainchild of Steve Herrick, director of external relations for the American Academy of Religion, which has run the service under this name since 2002. "To their credit, Pew has allowed us complete freedom in choosing what scholars to include," Herrick says.

Searches are confidential and can be conducted either via the Internet at www.religionsource.org or by personal contact with administrators. Additional assistance is also available beyond what can be found online.

According to Debra Mason, executive director of the Religion Newswriters Association, the database is a valuable tool. "For many journalists I've spoken with, it's one of the first places they go to try to find a source," Mason says.

The service strives to ensure its credibility. First, journalists must register for the service to protect the listed sources from targeting by special interest groups. Also, ReligionSource has no agenda to promote aside from helping writers connect with "useful sources," Mason says.

The advisory board of ReligionSource's Web site includes E.J. Dionne Jr., a columnist for the Washington Post, and Margot Adler, a correspondent for National Public Radio, in addition to other journalists and professors in the field of religion.

According to Herrick, it is rare that ReligionSource cannot fill a request, but sometimes a journalist is researching a topic for which there are no experts. "For example...years ago a journalist requested an expert on church recreational baseball," Herrick says. "At least at that time, we were unable to identify one."

###

 
 

 
If you had asked me to predict which brand would debut a new logo on its Fall 2017 runway, I wouldn't have guessed Fendi. The brand already has both an iconic logo print and logo hardware that longchamp outlet it has barely capitalized on during the recent resurgence of that look in the accessories market, but for Fall 2017, those things sit alongside the Fendi brand markers we all know and love from the 90s and mulberry replica handbags early 2000s. The new logo hardware is featured prominently on a slew of new flap bags, and it's an open circle with an F resting on its side at the bottom, as though it fell that way. The new replica designer handbags logo's best use by far is as the center of a flower made of leather petals on micro bags and bag charms, several of which made it to the runway alongside the larger bags. Fendi's Zucca logo fabric, which has long been mostly missing from the brand's bags, also figured prominently in several pieces, and now is the perfect time for it to be returning to favor among the label's bag designers.