The Media Project

Equipping journalists to cover religion.


photo by TMP Board Member, Vishal Arora

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We are a global network of journalists.

TMP empowers journalists to provide a more profound understanding of the role of religion in public life through accurate, thorough and intellectually honest reporting. Our organization educates journalists on the importance of religion at training programs worldwide. We welcome friends from all faiths to these events and discussions.

Our Programs

We have hosted major international conferences in cities around the world including Hong Kong, London, Barcelona, Istanbul, and Mexico City. More than 2,000 journalists and religious leaders attended the events focusing on religious and press freedom, distinguishing fact from misinformation, and addressing the challenges of blasphemy laws and reporting.


Latin American Journalism Institute (LAJI) in Santiago, Chile

LAJI is TMP’s latest initiative to bring together students and professional journalists from throughout Latin America to focus on religion reporting and political reporting in the region. The program is conducted in Spanish.

TMP Coaching & Leadership Fellowship at Poynter Institute

Participants learn about religion reporting, newsroom leadership and coaching. The fellowship is a week-long program held every October at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

This year's Coaching & Leadership Fellowship Program will take place Sept 30-Oct 4 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. Participants will engage in small group, interactive sessions taught by experienced journalists and industry experts. Space this year is limited to 12-participants. Application deadline: May 1st.

European Journalism Institute (EJI) in Prague, Czech Republic

EJI brings together journalism students and young working journalists to a week-long training seminar in Prague, Czech Republic. Participants from Central Eastern Europe and beyond learn about journalism ethics, religious reporting, conflict reporting, photojournalism and business reporting.

Africa Film Project (AFP)

AFP equips journalists working in emerging democracies to bring stories of their homelands to international audiences through compelling short documentaries.

Africa Journalism Institute (AJI)

A two-day conference on religion reporting and other topics in locations such as Johannesburg, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya.

Asia Pacific Journalism Institute (APJI) in Indonesia

A weeklong seminar in Indonesia with a focus on press freedom, religion reporting and video storytelling.


I had an amazing time with incredible and loving people by my side who will go so far in the field of journalism.



Education, Training & Professional Development

We more train than 500 students, journalists and faculty members around the world each year by hosting workshops at various international universities in conjunction with NGO’s, foundations and international universities. Participants receive academic and/or certificate credit.

Journalism Outlets

We operate, an online magazine, and its related Religion Unplugged Podcast, hosted by Melissa Harrison. The Media Project also has print publications, including the Oxford University Press book, Blind Spot (2008).

Our partners include

Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg Fla.
The Fund for American Studies, Washington D.C.
Charles University, Prague
Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile
The McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute, New York City
Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda
Universitas Atma Jaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia