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Saturday, September 21 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BREAKOUT PANEL: Faith in the Age of Social Media: How religion journalists can best use social media in reporting

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The dawn of the Internet has revolutionized the way religious communities interact with each other. "Exvangelical" Facebook groups have become alternatives to Sunday morning service, the r/religion subreddit acts as a forum for some to declare their steadfast beliefs, while others post their existential angst, and "Muslim Twitter" bands together to write satire in troubling times. This panel will explore the way religious communities are using social media and how religion reporters can use these platforms to generate story ideas and find sources.

Moderators
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Liam Adams

Freelance journalist

Speakers
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Aysha Khan

Reporter, Religion News Service
@ayshabkhan  //  Aysha Khan contributes reporting on Muslim American issues for RNS. She holds a degree in multi-platform journalism from the University of Maryland. In 2016, she was a reporting intern in Washington, D.C. with RNS and ThinkProgress. Her work has also appeared in... Read More →
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Sophia Smith Galer

Visual Journalist, BBC World Service
@sophiasgaler  //  Sophia Smith Galer is the BBC World Service’s first Visual Journalist dedicated to religion. She covers the complexities of contemporary faith around the world, self-shooting and editing video for online and single-handedly running the World Service’s Instagram... Read More →
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Chrissy Stroop

Co-founder, Exvangelical
CSTROOP@GMAIL.COM  //  317-442-8401


Saturday September 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Convention area // Westgate Resort