Are you proud of religion reporting that you or your colleagues did in 2011? Religion Newswriters Association has 19 contest categories that recognize journalistic excellence for stories about faith, values, and ethics in newspapers, blogs, magazines, TV, radio and books. The early-bird deadline is Jan. 13 (tomorrow!); regular deadline is Feb. 1. There are more…

Please RSVP by 3 p.m. Dec. 6 EST if you plan to attend the religion media networking event in Manhattan next week: RNA/RCC Happy Hour The Huffington Post, 6th Floor, 770 Broadway (at East 9th Street) 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14 Journalists, faith-based public relations professionals and graduate students are invited to mix and mingle over…

Catholic comedian Stephen Colbert devoted a “Yahweh or No Way” segment to the new English translation of the Roman Missal (Mass). Only Colbert could work in references to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and They Might Be Giants’ “Istanbul (Not Contantinople)” into that story! Plus there’s some funny stuff about Pope Benedict’s “need for speed” and disregard…

If you who missed Friday’s religion reporting panel at Columbia University — either in person or virtually — here are some excerpts from my notes. (These are paraphrased, not direct quotes.) Moderated by Columbia Prof. Ari Goldman, the panel featured George Vecsey (New York Times), Samuel Freedman (NYT), Jaweed Kaleem (Huffington Post) and Laurie Goodstein (NYT). Pros…

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Nicole Neroulias is a correspondent for Religion News Service, a secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics. A graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has previously written for The New York Times and other media outlets. She and her family live in Seattle.

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