Buddhism in Modern News by Cody Tromler

Posted on May 2, 2015 by

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Summary:

Covering any religious topic is extremely hard, as a Journalist myself I can attest to that. We are taught to report only the facts in as non biased a way as possible. However when it comes to the subject of Buddhism there seem to be some rather polarizing schools of thought when it comes to reporting on the religion, none of which express that golden rule of journalism. I lay out some key examples of each of these vastly different schools of thought when it comes to Buddhism

Sources

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/americanbuddhist/2015/04/in-supporting-same-sex-marriage-buddhists-are-1-sort-of.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/26/world/nepal-earthquake-buddhists-hindus/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/sex-drugs-and-embezzlement-no-big-deal-for-thailands-buddhist-monks/2015/04/28/9df1934e-dd2a-11e4-b6d7-b9bc8acf16f7_story.html

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/03/pat-robertson-quit-your-job-if-you-work-with-buddhists-so-you-dont-get-infected-by-it/

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/mummified-monk-sits-inside-ancient-buddha-statue-150223.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/16/dalai-lama-reincarnation_n_7076640.html

http://www.salon.com/2015/03/15/when_buddhism_goes_bad_how_a_yoga_and_meditation_retreat_turned_cult_like_and_deadly/

http://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/buddhism/how-the-stressed-chinese-millennials-are-taking-solace-in-buddhism#.VSyWVvnnCeE.twitter

http://www.lionsroar.com/talking-buddhism-and-politics-at-the-white-house/

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2015/03/02/activist-monk-seeks-buddhism-overhaul-in-thailand-over-corruption-fears/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/16/hong-kong-opens-193m-buddhist-monastery-to-public

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