By William Wan
There’s no way to post this item without seeming a little self-serving, but news is news. According to a new study, 41 percent of Americans say the media doesn’t provide enough coverage of religion and spirituality.
The new report by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism mainly focuses on the multi-platform nature of news these days — how consumers are getting their news on cellphones, personalized home pages and participatory/social media means.
But buried in the report is this golden nugget of a statistic: “Asked what subjects they would like to receive more coverage, 44% said scientific news and discoveries, 41% said religion and spirituality, 39% said health and medicine, 39% said their state government, and 38% said their neighborhood or local community.”
Now we just need to forward this little piece of news to all the newspaper editors throughout the country!