Thursday, January 06, 2011

Mission Headline News

The publication I manage (re-)published 150 news stories in 2010, so I considered taking a stab at a top-ten news story list. But what criteria to use? In our news coverage, we're not really trying to cover all the top stories. We also tend to aim for balance more than bigness, skipping stories well-covered elsewhere. On the other hand, in doing so, the news sleuth and I both like to think that we’re giving readers a taste of Heaven’s Headlines. I'm pleased with this approach and don't expect to change it.

Some other sources covering the missions-and-religion beat, using various filters different from ours, did make year-in-review lists. Maybe you'd be interested. Here are three of them.

> 2010 Religion Stories of the Year (Religion Newswriters Association)
> The Year in Review: Top Spiritual Trends of 2010 (J. Lee Grady, Charisma)
> Top 10 News Stories of 2010 (Christianity Today)

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