Journalism and Communication
Research shows the earlier students are exposed to a topic, the greater the potential for long-term knowledge gain. A survey (N=513) tested religious knowledge for journalism students and non-journalism students. Results indicate journalism students scored poorly on basic religious knowledge and in fact fared no better than non-journalism students. We argue that small changes in curriculum emphasis can help increase religious knowledge and improve job performance for journalists, who face an increasing diversity in both readership and news sources.
Journal of Media and Religion
Littau, Jeremy, "Time to “get” religion? An analysis of religious literacy among journalism students" (2015). Faculty Publications. 6.