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Bringing Forefront Science to Religion Reporters

The nation's religion reporters are often tasked with interpreting science advances in light of religious values, but may lack the technical proficiency in science and technology to do so effectively. This project offers science enrichment opportunities to this pool of specialized journalists through two venues: science-related talks at the annual meeting of the Religion News Association (RNA) and an award contest that supports the attendance of religion reporters at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

DoSER began this unique work in 2015 with a one-day seminar at the RNA conference in Philadelphia. This exciting program highlighted a range of science and technology. It was followed in 2016 with a presentation on the cognitive and moral capacities of animals, and in 2017 with two panel discussions about the societal implications of artificial intelligence. 



2017 Brandon Ambrosino Freelance
2017 William Saletan Slate
2017 Yonat Shimron Religion News Service
2017 Peggy Fletcher Stack The Salt Lake Tribune
2016 Lauren Markoe Religion News Service
2016  Betsy Shirley Sojourners
2016 Tiffany Stanley Freelance
2016 Julie Zauzmer The Washington Post
2015 Kelsey Dallas Deseret News
2015 Renee Gadoua Freelance
2015 Emma Green The Atlantic
2015 Cathy Lynn Grossman  Religion News Service
2015 Liz Kineke CBS
2015 Patricia Miller  Religion Dispatches
2015 Kimberly Winston Religion News Service
2015 Catherine Woodiwiss Sojourners

Award Winner Articles 

Journalists who have received the AAAS Science for Religion Reporters Award have produced stories* on a variety of science-related topics. Some of them are archived below. 

by Brandon Ambrosino, BBC Future

by Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News

by Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune

by Renée K. Gadoua, Syracuse NewTimes

by Elizabeth Kineke,  CBS

by Emma Green at The Atlantic

by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service

by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service

by Betsy Shirley, Sojourners

by Will Saletan, Slate

by Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service

     Kimberly has also produced a variety of science-related "Religion Link" bibliographies for religion reporters

by Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service

by Catherine Woodiwiss, Sojourners 

by Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post

*The views presented in these articles do not necessarily represent those of the AAAS.