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A Day Live from Chautauqua Institution

Lecture: Diane Winston in conversation with Jim Fallows

Aug 17, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Aug 17, 2017 3:15pm



Dr. Diane Winston holds the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and teaches on the faculties of Journalism, Communication and Religion. Her current research interests include religion, politics and the news media and also religion and the entertainment media. She is the publisher of Religion Dispatches https://religiondispatches.org, an award-winning daily online magazine of religion, politics and culture.

Winston is currently working on several research projects, including three books: Making America Great: Religion, Reagan and the News Media; Un/Real Religion: Religion and Reality Genres, an edited collection; Lost and Found: Religion in Los Angeles, also an edited collection. Her other books include: The Oxford Handbook on Religion and the American News Media (Oxford University Press, 2012); Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion, editor, (Baylor University Press, 2009); Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Urban Commercial Culture, co-edited with John Giggie (Rutgers University Press, 2002); Red-Hot and Righteous: The Urban Religion of the Salvation Army, (Harvard University Press, 1999).

A national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows is co-creator, with his wife Deborah, of the publication’s American Futures project. Through that project in partnership with Marketplace, the Fallowses travel the country reporting on the people, organizations, and ideas re-shaping the country. They have just completed a book based on their travels ready for publication in 2017.

James Fallows has written for The Atlantic since the late 1970s, living and reporting in Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Beijing. He is currently based in Washington, DC. In addition to working for The Atlantic, Fallows spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and two years as the editor of US News & World Report. He has won the National Magazine Award and the American Book Award among other recognitions, and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series “Doing Business in China.”

Founding chairman of the New America Foundation and a frequent public-radio commentator, James Fallows has written 11 other books, including National Defense, Breaking the News, Blind Into Baghdad, and two books based from China, Postcards From Tomorrow Square and China Airborne.


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