(RNS) Emily McFarlan Miller, an award-winning journalist who has written extensively on news and trends in Christian America, will take on one of Religion News Service’s most important beats, covering Christians and Christianity.
Miller, who worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as its digital editor for social media, has delved deeply as a journalist into the debates, trends and challenges animating Christianity in the U.S. today. Her work has appeared in online and traditional media, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Relevant Magazine, Crux and Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics blog, where she has written on topics as diverse as the new abstinence movement, evangelical attitudes toward masculinity and the Christian response to Internet trolls.
“I am excited and honored to join a team of journalists I admire in a mission I truly support – to provide unbiased, nonsectarian coverage of religion, spirituality and ideas,” Miller said. “There are a wide variety of voices within evangelical and mainline Christianity in the United States, and I can’t wait to hear from them and share their stories.”
Miller is not new to RNS. She served as its social media coordinator, promoting the news organization’s stories on Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms. She contributed freelance articles, including timely and insightful stories on the controversy at Wheaton College over Professor Larycia Hawkins.
Miller, who holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University, is based in Chicago.
From its editorial offices in the National Press Building in Washington, D.C., RNS provides daily coverage of national and international religion news to some of the nation’s leading news outlets, including The Washington Post, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, USA Today, National Catholic Reporter and The Christian Century.