- - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

(1) New York Times’ Executive Editor: “We don’t get religion” |NPR

Dean Baquet: There is no question that we have a truly unusual figure who’s about to occupy the White House, who won the election, by the way. And he’s bringing along with him other truly unusual figures. My plan is to double down on explanatory and investigative reporting in the Washington bureau because I think we have to understand what happens when — what usually happens when unusual figures arrive in Washington, as somebody who’s spent a big chunk of his career in Washington, is really interesting things happen.

And I want to make sure we’re set up to cover that. I want to make sure that we are much more creative about beats out in the country so that we understand that anger and disconnectedness that people feel. And I think I use religion as an example because I was raised Catholic in New Orleans. I think that the New York-based and Washington-based too probably, media powerhouses don’t quite get religion. We have a fabulous religion writer, but she’s all alone. We don’t get religion. We don’t get the role of religion in people’s lives. And I think we can do much, much better. And I think there are things that we can be more creative about to understand the country.

That’s how I look at it. I now have two big jobs. Big job one is to cover the most compelling and unusual president we have had in my lifetime. Big job two is to really understand and explain the forces in America that led to Americans wanting a change so much that they were willing to select such a different figure for the White House. Those are my two big jobs.

(2) Phil Cooke: Yes Christian Leaders: Radio Still Matters

In a world that’s gone Internet crazy it’s easy to convince churches and ministries about the importance of only using web strategies or social media as evangelism tools. After all, with more than 1.79 billon active users, by population, Facebook is now the largest country in the world, which means it’s time to start sending online missionaries and planting churches in that country. Online evangelism is an easy sell to a new generation of pastors and leaders who have been posting their lives online since childhood. But lost in the Internet frenzy is the power of traditional media – particularly radio.

… The Internet may be getting all the publicity these days, but radio is alive and well. Plus, with digital delivery, radio programming is being heard in more and more places around the world. And when it comes to engaging your community or audience with the gospel, radio is easy to produce, inexpensive to buy time, and reaches people in unexpected moments — like in the car, or in the background at work.

I’ve written before that in the evolution of media, movies didn’t replace live events, radio didn’t replace movies, TV didn’t replace radio, and online delivery won’t replace TV. Every media platform finds it’s own level and reaches it’s own audience. That’s why radio could be an incredibly potent platform for your message.
Want to know more?  We can help.  Radio is not going away, and for the savvy leader, it should be an important part of your media strategy.

(3) Lila Rose To Brody File: Donald Trump, GOP Congress Have Clear Path To Pro-Life Victories |CBN

Live Action President Lila Rose talks to The Brody File about expectations that the pro-life community has when it comes to Donald Trump’s forthcoming administration.


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