The Atlas of Global Pentecostalism, February 24-25

The USC Knight Program in Media and Religion, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences present the Atlas of Global Pentecostalism, a dynamic database of the fastest growing religion on earth.

On Monday, February 24 at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, creators Bregtje van der Haak and Richard Vijgen will present the Atlas,  a dynamic online database that visually maps the stupendous growth of global Pentecostalism as a diverse and networked religion. The database uses global crowd sourcing, big data, cinematography, interviews and academic collaborations to provide an independent perspective on Pentecostalism as it evolves. A discussion with Donald E. Miller of the Center for Religion & Civic Culture and Jesse Miranda of the Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership will follow.  ASC 207, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The conversation continues on Tuesday, February 25 at the Davidson Center at USC.  The first of two panels,  “Informing Journalism: The Art of Data Stories” with Richard Vijgen, Dan McCarey, information designer with the Pulitzer Center and Jon Vidar of the Tiziano Project begins at 9 a.m.  “New Approaches to covering religion and public policy” with Bregtje van der Haak, Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion and Jon Sawyer, Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center follows at 11 a.m.

To RSVP, please email Jillian O’Connor at [email protected].

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