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Talking shop with the new AAS faith writer

July 25, 2009

Had coffee and croissants in Hyde Park Friday with my friend Joshunda Sanders, a Statesman colleague who is taking up the religion beat. She’ll bring a fresh perspective and a wonderful writing voice to the position. Check out Of Sacred and Secular, the blog I started a while back which she is now doing great things with. Including an a cool series on houses of worship she’s visiting. 

One thing we touched on was the thorny question of whether or not to reveal your personal religious views (or lack thereof) to sources. I say there’s no hard and fast rule. Sometimes you need to divulge a bit of your background. Sometimes you need to zip your lip. You just kind of figure it out as you go along. But it’s never easy. Religion stories are often deeply personal, and when someone’s opening up, they also want to know what’s inside of you.

 

Joshunda, Moi et Eric Dexheimer, AAS projects reporter, on the day we all wore blue.

Joshunda, Moi et Eric Dexheimer, AAS projects reporter, on the day we all wore blue.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. TXatheist permalink
    August 19, 2009 3:27 pm

    She’s been fair to us atheists and we appreciate that.

    • eeflynn permalink*
      August 19, 2009 5:52 pm

      TXatheist — That’s great to hear.
      On another topic, have you read “The Evolution of God” by Robert Wright? I’m about to interview him. Was wondering what you thought of him/ the book.

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