In light of abuse
scandals
in the Roman Catholic Church, how well is the media covering this issue?
This was one of the questions behind a Sunday Edition panel discussion, MediaPhiles:
God and the Media
. In J-Source’s
Ideas Section we learn there’s more to the
story
than clerics and victims. Over
in the Town Hall, the question is: are news reporters running away from
the story
and leaving it to the religion section? Meanwhile, other commentators complain there’s too much
reporting, and too
little balance
. Not surprisingly, the
Vatican agrees
. Abuse survivors remind us this is no reason to put away our
pens. Journalists who take on this and other tough stories involving organized
religion will find helpful links to data on religion in Canada in our Religions
Pathfinder
post.

In light of abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church, how well is the media covering this issue? This was one of the questions behind a Sunday Edition panel discussion, MediaPhiles: God and the Media. In J-Source’s Ideas Section we learn there’s more to the story than clerics and victims. Over in the Town Hall, the question is: are news reporters running away from the story and leaving it to the religion section? Meanwhile, other commentators complain there’s too much reporting, and too little balance. Not surprisingly, the Vatican agrees. Abuse survivors remind us this is no reason to put away our pens. Journalists who take on this and other tough stories involving organized religion will find helpful links to data on religion in Canada in our Religions Pathfinder post.

Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.