Anthony Hatcher to head Religion and Media Interest Group
Anthony Hatcher, an associate professor of communications, has been confirmed as the new head of the Religion and Media Interest Group, which is affiliated with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
After serving as the group's vice-head during 2009-10, he automatically assumed the chairmanship of RMIG at the AEJMC national conference, held in Denver the week of Aug. 2-8. The appointment becomes final on Oct. 1.
The Religion and Media Interest Group was established in 1996. RMIG is dedicated to the exploration of the intersection of media and religion, and encourages scholarly analysis in three areas: (1) religion portrayed in secular media; (2) the manner in which religious institutions and organizations use the media to propagate their message; and (3) the impact of religion and/or religiosity of media consumers and its impact on their media use.