PodcastUnited By Faith

Podcast: Reporting on Religion for and about New Americans


Reem Nasr and Martyna Starosta with Fi2W’s John Rudolph in the studio. Photo: Rachael Bonjiorno

Religion is a sensitive subject.  It can be especially sensitive in immigrant communities where there is a strong link between faith and culture, and where faith is often an integral part how people see themselves. What it’s like, then, to be a journalist who reports on religion for media that serves immigrant audiences?

How do you report on issues of faith, religion and spirituality to the very people who are dealing with those issues?

As part of our online magazine Faith in Translation,  Fi2W’s John Rudolph spoke with two journalists who are deep into these subjects.  Reem Nasr is one of the hosts of the radio show “Muslim State of Mind” on WBAI in New York, and Martyna Starosta is a video journalist with The Jewish Daily Forward. 

Listen to the conversation

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation. Fi2W podcasts are supported in part by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and CUNY TV.

AboutFeet in Two Worlds
Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.