Krista's Prep

Want to dig deeper? Find out more? For each program, producers gather a lot of background material for Krista and staff to use in preparing for interviews and producing programs. Here's a sample of the information we came across in preparing for this program.

Books by Diane Winston

Winston's Blog: the SCOOP

Winston blogs for the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at USC's Annenberg School for Communication. Here she and others write about religion, politics, and media. Some samples:

  • "Leap of Faith": Post on Gaza and “peace journalism” that references Battlestar Galactica (March 2009).
  • "Obama Meets Adama": More on Battlestar Galactica, Bono, Beyoncé and the need for good journalism (January 2009).
  • "True Love Waits…But Not for Long": On Bristol Palin and denominational and class trends around teens and sex (October 2008).
  • "At Work in the World": On the immigration raids and coverage of relations among Orthodox Jews, white Christians, and Christian Latinos in Postville, IA (July 2008).

Columns by Winston

Winston developed a "Faith Front" column for the LA Times. Here are some samples:

Recent References/Quotes

Winston is frequently quoted about religion, politics, pop culture and the media. Here's a sampler of some recent citations:


Recent Articles/Studies Discussing Religion, Television, and Social Narrative

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is the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the University of Southern California. She's the editor of Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion.