Friday, May 09, 2008

Communications Lessons Learned from the Papal Visit

In his weekly column Mr. John L. Allen Jr. considered what Pope Benedict's visit to the U.S. can teach those who communicate via mass-media.

As usual, Mr. Allen sheds light on many things. Accusations that the press is anti-Catholic are not true:

With regard to the press, the problem is not bias against Catholicism or religion, although one can find isolated cases. The real problem is that religion is not taken seriously as a news beat, which means that it does not draw the same systematic, daily coverage as politics, finance, sports and even entertainment. The secular press covers big religious events, in addition to controversy or scandal, but often ignores the daily warp and woof of religious life.
Read Mr. Allen's column to learn about what 83% of Catholics agree.

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