The New York Times profiles World Magazine

Nov 10, 2014

The New York Times just published a piece on World Magazine, interviewing some of the editors and reporters that WJI students get to meet and learn from each summer during our Asheville program.

The article, which you can read in its entirety by clicking on the web link below, says that World is one of the few religious magazines that does religious reporting. The article argues that while other religious publications are "generally more public relations than reporting; World stands out as an exception."

"We’re a Christian publication but not a movement organ,” Marvin Olasky, editor of World Magazine and Dean of the World Journalism Institute said in the Times article. “So we can publicly criticize Christian leaders from other organizations. Other publications tend to be more within the camp” — published by a particular denomination, for example — “and they don’t want to engage in criticism.”

The article continues: Mr. Olasky said that there is no contradiction between Christian faith and reporting on the dark side of Christianity. “We don’t have to cover up, because we do have faith that God forgives and saves the sinner.”

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