Religion Call for Papers - Religion and Journalism


Religion, a leading peer-reviewed journal in the study of religions, seeks submissions for a special issue on 'Religion and Journalism.' 

If religion is in the news, this is the result of journalism. Journalists put religion on the agenda. Moreover, many religious groups have their own newspapers and magazines and forms of journalism.

We invite the submission of academic articles addressing any aspect of this theme, including but not limited to the following: forms of religious journalism; the representation of religion by journalists; journalists as religious agents; changes and challenges in the work of covering religions; insider/outsider dynamics in religion reporting; global and national trends in religion coverage (thematic and structural); ethical challenges of reporting on religion; impact of new technologies on these issues; etc.

Submission instructions

Articles should be from 5,000 to 12,000 words and should be submitted through our online peer review system by Jan. 1, 2016.

In the letter accompanying your submission please mark papers as intended for the thematic issue on Religion and Journalism.

For further information or to query a potential article, feel free to contact the editors:

Michael Stausberg


or Steven Engler