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RELIGION NEWS ASSOCIATION (RNA) is the premier 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 equip journalists throughout the world with the tools and resources they need to cover religion with balance, accuracy and insight.

Vision: We envision a global community of journalists who elevate religious literacy in the news media.


RNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS

Full members elect up to 60 percent of RNA board members from among RNA's voting members 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.


Peter Smith

President
Board Member
Top 10 Chair

Kate Shellnutt

Vice President
Board Member
Membership Chair

Betsy Shirley

Vice President
Board Member

Ken Chitwood

Treasurer
Board Member
Nominating Co-Chair
          

Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

Board Member


Deepa Bharath

Board Member
Conference Co-Chair


Manya Brachear
Pashman

Board Member
Past President
Nominating Co-Chair

Jeff Diamant

Board Member
Contest Chair

Jack Gordon

Board Member

         

Elaine Justice

Board Member

Dina Zingaro

Board Member
     


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

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Mission: The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and improve the understanding of religion, improve public discourse about religion, advance religious literacy, and support religion journalism. In this, the Foundation works to provide comprehensive coverage of religion, religious freedom, and religious persecution across the globe.

Vision: RNF seeks to achieve its religious literacy goals through storytelling, films, videos, podcasts, training workshops, student and cultural exchanges, events, programs and initiatives.

 

TOOLS & RESOURCES

RELIGIONLINK 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 News 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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9/19/2019 » 9/21/2019
2019 RNA Annual Conference

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