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Mattingly to address
BP student conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Nationally syndicated columnist Terry Mattingly will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural Baptist Press National Student Journalism Conference, according to Will Hall, vice president for news service and executive editor of the Southern Baptist Convention’s national news service.

Mattingly, who joined the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic College this semester as associate professor of media and religion, writes the nationally syndicated “On Religion” column for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington.

His address at the student journalism conference is titled, “Hey reporter, are you a believer? How do you answer the faith question when you are in a secular job?”

Mattingly holds an M.A. degree in church-state studies from Baylor University and an M.S. in communications from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate at Baylor, he double-majored in journalism and history.

He has worked as a reporter and religion columnist at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and the Charlotte Observer and the Charlotte News. In 1991, Mattingly began teaching at Denver Seminary and later was a founding member of the Association for Communications and Theological Education.

Mattingly will join Fred Barnes of the Fox News Channel, Will Norton, dean of the school of journalism and mass communications at the University of Nebraska, Colleen Rudy, anchorwoman from KFMB San Diego, Cynthia Williams of WSMV Nashville, Ted Olsen of Christianity Today Online and Ed Plowman of World magazine as featured speakers and lecturers at the Sept. 27-29 conference.

More than 100 journalism students from 27 universities and colleges have registered for the Nashville conference.

The deadline to register is Sept. 16. For additional information call (615) 782-8615 or email [email protected].

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