The many messages around the coronavirus easily confuse us. How do we engage well with media amidst this crisis? As Christians we have a purpose for interacting with people, especially using the media. We engage with media first to listen carefully to the meaning of the messages. Then we think about how the message relates to us. What we learn from the media can shape how we live. Finally, we can speak into the media with a message of value to people. Then we can communicate well to help each other through the coronavirus crisis.
eter Saunders, CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship in the UK, summarises the key aspects of making good use of opportunities to give interviews in the mainstream media. Peter has very extensive experience of being interviewed in the UK, speaking regularly on national news programmes about ethical issues, especially those concerning the beginning and end of life. This video was recorded …
Michael Cromartie (Faith Angle Forum) talked to Lars Dahle at the European Leadership Forum about Christians in news media and helping journalists understand religion in public life.
Oxford Dictionaries chose ‘post-truth’ as its Word of the Year for 2016. Western media seems to be full of examples of how we live in a post-truth world, as well as frequent discussions about it. What is the state of the media in a post-truth society? Why does fake news circulate so fast in social media? How should we respond as Christians?
A short video made to introduce the Lausanne Media Engagement Network at the Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta in August 2016.
Chris Singh talks about one way in which we can share stories online through social media – by being a citizen journalist. While we may not have been trained as a journalist, the essential tools are in our hands already. Mobile phones enable us to photograph, film, and record stories, and to share them with others through social media channels.
Citizen journalists see themselves as responsible to share stories – their own and other people’s – in order to communicate their message. What makes a good citizen journalist?