The Changing Face of Religion Reporting: Manya Brachear Pashman
We speak with Chicago Tribune reporter Manya Brachear Pashman about her career and what she has learned in 15 years on the religion beat.
She joined the Tribune in June 2003. As the paper's religion reporter, she has helped chronicle two papal transitions from Rome, the Dalai Lama's visits to Chicago, Protestant debates about gay clergy, progress and pitfalls of interfaith dialogue and the emerging role of religion in American politics.
Brachear Pashman earned a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University and masters degrees in journalism and religious studies from Columbia University. She also has written for Time magazine, The Dallas Morning News, Beliefnet.com and the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.