Covering Religion: A World in the City

As the world grapples with the coronavirus, so must we as journalists.

The virus seems to know no borders and is spreading rapidly around the world. In light of this, Columbia University, our home institution, is moving students and faculty to a digital learning environment. As uncertainty looms, we must take precautionary measures to protect our newsroom staff and the people we write about. It is our deepest regret to inform our readers that we are unable to carry out our scheduled trip to the American South to cover the wide variety of news and feature stories that we planned.

We have decided instead to turn our focus on our own backyard, New York City, but our goal remains the same: to bring you the best religion coverage we can. We are changing the name of our site from “Covering Religion: Southern Style” to “Covering Religion: A World in the City.” Our premise is that religion impacts virtually every realm of life and vice versa. Thus, you will not only find stories here about houses of worship, but about the religious implications of everything from the coronavirus to the 2020 presidential election.

We hope you will continue to follow us and read our work in these exciting yet uncertain times.


The editorial team
Covering Religion: A World in a City