Media portrayal of atheism discussed at third-annual Religion and Media Conference at Elon University

Marlena Chertock

APRIL 5, 2011

The third-annual Religion and Media Conference focused on atheism on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in LaRose Digital Theatre. Three panelists were brought to Elon University to discuss the media’s portrayal of atheism.

  • Cecil Bothwell

Bothwell is an atheist and was threatened to be removed from public office in North Carolina for his beliefs.

  • Cecile Holmes

Holmes is an associate professor of journalism at the University of South Carolina.

  • Yonat Shimron

Shimron is a  religion reporter for the News & Observer.

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Cecil Bothwell on understanding differences

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About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock's first collection of poetry, On that one-way trip to Mars, is available from Bottlecap Press. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, and WTOP. Her poems and fiction has appeared in The Deaf Poets Society, Moonsick Magazine, and Paper Darts.

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