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RELIGION NEWS ASSOCIATION (RNA) is the world's only journalism association for people who write about religion in the news media. We offer training and tools to help journalists cover religion with balance, accuracy and insight.

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Mission: To promote excellence in religion reporting in the news media.

Vision: RNA will achieve its mission by providing education and other resources for its members by raising awareness of the importance of religion coverage in the secular media.


RELIGION NEWS FOUNDATION (RNF)
is the 501(c)(3) educational and charitable arm of the Religion News Association.

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Mission: The mission of the Religion News Foundation is to strengthen and encourage religion reporting as a means of improving public understanding of religion. The primary means of doing this is by providing journalists in the secular media access to useful resources, examples of best practices and opportunities for increased communication with one another.

Vision: RNF shall accomplish its mission by supporting and funding the work of the RNA and through its own programs to promote excellence in religion reporting.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS

A shared board of directors governs the Association and Foundation. Active members elect up to 60% of RNA and RNF's board members from among RNA active membership for three-year terms. Board members may serve up to three consecutive terms. Officers are elected for one-year terms. The board receives advice and support, when needed, from the President's Council. The council is composed of the living past RNA presidents and serves as RNA's institutional memory.

 

 
Manya Brachear
Pashman


President
Board Member

Jaweed Kaleem

Vice President

Board Member
Membership Chairman

Jeff Diamant

Vice President
Board Member
Contest Chairman

Ken Chitwood

Treasurer
Board Member

 

 
Elaine Justice

Secretary
Board Member

Kate Shellnut

Board Member

Bob Smietana

Board Member
Immediate Past President


Peter Smith

Board Member
Conference Chairman
 




 

 

TOOLS & RESOURCES


RELIGION | LINK
provides free story ideas, resources, and sources for journalists reporting on current religion topics around the world. >> Go to ReligionLink.com

REPORTING ON RELIGION PRIMER This booklet will guide you through the basics of reporting on religion, pointing you to important resources and considerations. >> Click to Download PDF Version

RELIGION STYLEBOOK is an easy-to-use, authoritative guide created for journalists who report on religion in the mainstream media. >> Go to religionstylebook.com

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE is a non-profit, limited liability corporation owned by the Religion Newswriters Foundation. RNS aims to be the largest single source of news about religion, spirituality and ideas. We strive to inform, illuminate and inspire public discourse on matters relating to belief and convictions. >> Go to religionnews.com

 

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