The Media Project is the only network of its kind, run by journalists for journalists worldwide.
We provide resources for and encourage an intellectually honest and critcal approach to subjects related to religion, ethics and values to enrich and deepen coverage of religion - regardless of the reporter's personal faith.
We also challenge journalists working in non-religious media to develop a deeper and more integrated understanding of how they as people of faith can serve society through media.
The Media Project is a private, international, self-selected network of working journalists. Anyone wishing to join The Media Project must be earning at least half their income from an accredited non-religious news organization or journalism-education organization.
The Media Project pursues its goals through networking and conferences, print, electronic and broadcast media and journalism-education efforts.
Conferences: Since its founding in 1997, The Media Project has sponsored major international conferences in Hong Kong, London, Barcelona, Istanbul, Mexico City, along with dozens of smaller regional and national conferences. Past conferences focused on the importance of religious and press freedom, distinguishing fact from rumor, and the challenges of blasphemy and reporting.
Electronic print/broadcast media: In addition to the content our worldwide network creates here at TheMediaProject.org, thousands of readers each month visit our award-winning blog GetReligion.org, whose working-journalist contributors provide daily analysis of the best and worst of religion coverage in the news.
Publishing: Oxford University Press published Blind Spot: Why Journalists Don’t Get Religion (2008). Edited by Media Project members, the book analyzes significant news stories that were either missed or misunderstood because the role of religion was left out or mishandled.
Education: The Project also supports the Journalism Semester in New York City, an undergraduate media-studies program based at The King's College in the heart of Manhattan. We also have offered workshops for academic or certificate credit for participants on site at international universities.
The Media Project is a California 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan educational and research organization.
It maintains an office at The King's College (New York City). The Media Project has two full-time staff members and a Board of Directors.