The Media Project is a network of mainstream journalists who are Christians pursuing accurate and intellectually honest reporting on all aspects of culture, particularly the role of religion in public life in all corners of the world. It welcomes friends from other faiths to such discussions and training.
An award-winning journalist, Glader spent 10 years as a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, covering a variety of beats including technology, travel, metals/mining, health/science and finance.
He’s written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, TheNewYorker.com, The Indianapolis Star, The Associated Press, Der Spiegel Online, FastCompany.com, USA Today and ESPN.com. He’s appeared on national TV and radio programs including CNBC, Fox Business, and WSJ Radio. He currently writes for several national magazines including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, ChristianityToday, The American Legion and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com.
In addition to his work with The Media Project, Glader directs the McCandlishPhillips Journalism Institute, The NYC Semester in Journalism program, and teaches writing, journalism and business-related courses at The King’s College in New York City.
Richard A. Potts
Richard holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science and is on the political-science faculty at Concordia University Texas (Austin, TX). Dr. Potts manages the day-to-day operation of TheMediaProject.org and writes and edits content. He also serves as liaison to The Media Project's Spanish-speaking members and facilitates TMP's conferences around the world.
Reynaldo Aragón has more than 25 years of experience in media in Peru. He has worked in radio and television in Lima as a news presenter, reporter and producer of entertainment and news.
Since 1984, Reynaldo has served as a stringer for various international Spanish-language news services, including UPI, Radionoticias, Martí radio and television networks, Canal de Noticias NBC, CNN en español, TV Azteca (Mexico), among others.
Aragón was also recently recognized by the Congress of Peru for his work in journalism.
He is currently a correspondent for Radio and TV Martí in the USA, and he is news director for a local television station TELEVIDA in Lima. He is also the director of communications for Thanksgiving Ministries of Peru and coordinator of the Association of Christian Journalists of Peru.
Jennifer Arul is Editorial Advisor at NDTV Hindu, one of Chennai’s (India) best-known faces on television.
With 30 years of experience as a broadcast journalist and executive in Asia, many of them as Managing Editor and COO in NDTV Hindu, Jennifer is known for her fierce reporting on various sensitive issues and relentlessly championing causes. She has traveled all over Tamil Nadu highlighting the important news events and human-interest reports. Beginning as a freelance interviewer in Doordarshan and All India Radio, she has been with NDTV since it started 20 years ago.
Emeka Izeze is Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian, Nigeria's foremost independent daily – a position he’s held for nine years.
Prior to that, he was Editor of The Guardian, the daily flagship. With 24 years in journalism, Izeze says his career has been boosted by his Christian faith which has generally re-directed his life and work towards doing good to his fellow men.
Dr. Gregory A. Thornbury
Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D., serves as the sixth President of The King’s College in New York City – an institution dedicated to faith, free enterprise, and The American Dream. Called “America’s first hipster college president” by The American Spectator, Dr. Thornbury is also a Visiting Professor at the Values and Capitalism initiative of the American Enterprise Institute; a Senior Fellow for The Kairos Journal; a columnist for Townhall.com; and a member of the editorial board of the Salem Media Group. His recent books focus on the relationship between philosophy, theology, and culture. They include Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry, and Bigger on the Inside: Christianity and Doctor Who, with graphic artist Ned Bustard. His forthcoming work, Only Visiting This Planet (Penguin/Random House, 2016), is a biography of the 1970s Jesus Movement icon and rock pioneer, Larry Norman, whom Thornbury calls, “the forerunner of the millennial generation’s attitude toward religion.”
Prior to joining King’s in 2013, he served at Union University in Tennessee as a Professor of Philosophy, Founding Dean of the School of Theology, and Vice President. He has completed graduate work at Southern Seminary in Louisville and the University of Oxford in England. A popular campus speaker and lecturer, he is also a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers.
Dr. Thornbury and his wife Kimberly, who also holds the Ph.D., have two daughters and reside in Manhattan.
Jody Hassett Sanchez
Jody Hassett-Sanchez’s latest documentary More Art Upstairs premieres at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival in 2017. Her previous film SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slavery has been broadcast in more than 60 countries, screened on more than a thousand campuses and included in the State Department’s international cultural affairs program.
Jody covered religion, culture, and education for ABC’s World News Tonight andNightline, traveled the globe as CNN’s State Department producer and served as senior producer of CNN’s Cold War Postscript.
In 2009, Jody created the Africa Film Project which identifies and supports the next generation of African storytellers who are already sparking social change through short documentary films.
Markus Spieker is working as a political correspondent for German Television. He has studied history and journalism at the University of Giessen. He also attended the “Graduate Screenwriting Program” at the USC-School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. He has published a dissertation on “American Cinema in Nazi Germany”, as well as numerous non-fictional books on “Faith”, “Heaven”, “Love”. He is currently working on his first novel.
Dr. Paul Marshall
Marshall is the author and editor of over twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, including Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion (2009), Religious Freedom in the World (2008), Radical Islam's Rules: the Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law (2005), The Rise of Hindu Extremism (2003), Islam at the Crossroads (2002), God and the Constitution (2002), The Talibanization of Nigeria(2002), Massacre at the Millennium (2001), Religious Freedom in the World (2000), Egypt's Endangered Christians (1999), Just Politics (1998), Heaven is not My Home(1998), A Kind of Life Imposed on Man (1996), and the best-selling, award-winning survey of religious persecution worldwide Their Blood Cries Out (1997).
He is the author of several hundred articles, and his writings have been translated into Russian, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, Japanese, Malay, Indonesian, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, and Chinese.
Roberta Green Ahmanson
Roberta Green Ahmanson is a writer and speaker who started her professional life as a religion reporter at two Southern California newspapers.
She is the co-author, along with Paul Marshall and Lela Gilbert, of Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding Its Beliefs, History, and Conflicts. She is a co-editor of Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion. Her interests are journalism, art, art history, city planning, religion, history, embroidery, and murder mysteries. She is also a member of The Media Project Board of Directors.
Terry Mattingly writes the nationally syndicated “On Religion” column for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., and is director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Mattingly’s father was a pastor and his mother is a language arts teacher. Thus, it’s no surprise that Mattingly is a journalist and teacher who focuses on religion and that he continues to study both writing and religion. He double-majored in journalism and history at Baylor University and then earned an M.A. at Baylor in Church-State Studies and an M.S. in communications at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
He has worked as a reporter and religion columnist at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and the Charlotte Observer and the Charlotte News. In 1991, Mattingly began teaching at Denver Seminary and, later, was a founding member of the Association for Communications and Theological Education.
While teaching, he has continued to write the weekly “On Religion” column for the features department of the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., which is sent to about 350 newspapers in North America. His writing also appears in Again Magazine, the Poynter Institute’s “Journalism with a Difference” column, Beliefnet and numerous other publications. He is the author of the book “Pop Goes Religion: Faith in Popular Culture.”
In addition to his classroom duties, Mattingly lectures at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass., the Torreys Honors Program at Biola University, the School of Journalism at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and in other settings across the nation.
Prof. Mattingly is a prodigal Texan who has never met a mountain he did not love. He is a music fanatic whose interests range from Celtic guitar (12-fret guitars, especially) to Russian chant. His wife, Debra Bridges Mattingly, is a public librarian in Anne Arundel County, Md., and they have two children, and one grandchild.
Vishal Arora, a New Delhi-based independent journalist, has written on politics, religion, culture and foreign affairs in South and South-Asia. Arora is also a member of The Media Project Board.
His articles have appeared in Guardian (UK), Lapido Media (UK), The Washington Post(US), USA Today (US), The Huffington Post (US), The Daily Caller (US), World Politics Review (US), Foreign Policy in Focus (US), Compass Direct News (U.S.), Religion News Service (U.S.), Hindustan Times (India), The Indian Express (India), The Deccan Herald (India), The Tribune (India), The Statesman (India), Mint/Wall Street Journal (India), Indo-Asian News Service (India), Sify.com (India), The Caravan (India), and others.