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Terry Mattingly

Professor, Religion and Conflict Reporting


Dr. Terry Mattingly teaches Religion and Conflict Reporting for the TFAS European Journalism Institute (EJI) in Prague, Czech Republic. He writes the nationally syndicated “On Religion” column for the Universal Syndicate and is Senior Fellow for Media and Religion at The King’s College in New York City. He was the founder of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, which in 2015 was rebooted at The King’s College.

He has worked as a reporter and religion columnist at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, as well as the Charlotte Observer and Charlotte News. In 1991, Mattingly began teaching at Denver Seminary. He is the founder and editor of the GetReligion website that critiques the mainstream media’s coverage of religion news.

Mattingly’s father was a pastor and his mother a language arts teacher. On their inspiration, Mattingly became a journalist and teacher who focuses on religion and he continues to study both writing and religion. He double-majored in journalism and history at Baylor University, then earned an M.A. at Baylor in church-state studies and an M.S. in communications at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.