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It's All Journalism. "Religion and empathetic journalism." March 6, 2015

"Maybe Otis Redding had it right after all. Perhaps the best approach to reporting isn’t to start researching a story without emotion, guard up and skepticism out front, but with a little tenderness and compassion."

NY Post. "Do we need to integrate our churches?" February 23, 2015.

"A Journey Through NYC Religions found 130 ethnicities represented in the city’s evangelical churches."


Finalist for the Religion Newswriters Association 2013 Gerald A. Renner Award for Enterprise Reporting.

Winner of the Religion Newswriters Association 2011 Gerald A. Renner Award for Enterprise Reporting: "This is what enterprise reporting is all about: a brilliantly informative series about religion in New York City."

Featured on PBS television, " New York City's Houses of Worship"

In The Wall Street Journal's "Top Stories from New York" via Associated Press: "Despite its reputation, New York is not the godless Gomorrah that outsiders envision..., according to"

New York Magazine -- "we turned to, a group that is mapping out every one of the city's churches — for a walking tour of Manhattan's houses of worship."

Time magazine -- "A Journey Through NYC awesomely granular website on Gothamite houses of worship"

The New York Times -- "Nobody else is looking so methodically for religion in New York...probably has more thorough and reliable numbers about religious life in New York than any..."

The Washington Post -- “With traditional media outlets eliminating religion reporters, Carnes' site may be the new face of religion reporting; an independent nonprofit doing quality journalism on a contract basis for the mainstream media. The site, which has gotten 390,000 page views to date, is modeled after ProPublica, a public interest journalism site that produced a Pulitzer this year.”

Get Religion -- "Journalists! Remember this: When in doubt, dig into the riches in the "A Journey Through NYC Religions" website."

David Mills, First Things magazine -- "the always interesting website A Journey Through NYC Religions"

NY Business Journal (@NYBizJournal) -- "@nycreligioninfo is fascinating coverage of religion in New York City"

Cover story, Southern People Weekly, China --"Tony Carnes is attempting to record all the religious sites of the New York. He was not merely making a record, but through the web magazine A Journey through NYC religions to help people of different ethnic groups and faiths to get along better in the city."

Ed Stetzer, "The Exchange," Christianity Today -- "If you are not reading his ongoing work on NYC religion, you are missing out. It is fascinating and important work."

The NY Tech Blog-- " is an encouraging exercise of new media. The bare bones site’s open-minded approach to covering all religious/spiritual groups has made it into a major source of community-centric news that’s honest and comprehensive."

The Social Science Research Council-- A Journey through NYC religions offers "an infectious embrace of the urban landscape."

Religion in American History-- "a fascinating web venture"

The Media Project--"Online magazine reaches millions...a place where people can discover for themselves the innovations and valuable contributions of religion. The site is also a place where readers are free to discover religious options on their own without anyone telling them what to believe." "A Journey Through NYC Religions is a website that covers religion throughout the five boroughs. Perhaps a bit “cleaner” than we ruffians here at Not New York, the site seemingly has no trouble slipping into cracks and alleyways in order to get the haps on religious life in our always warm and always sunny city."

Santospopsicles-- "cool project" "I love the way Carnes and his nonprofit organization are uniting houses of worship."


5 Responses to “In the News”

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  • To be honest, soeetimms I get the feeling I'm the only one alive which occupies this peculiar lonely position, that is, having embraced an unnamed faith not because I have historically refrained from religion, but rather because religion has refrained from me. It has become much more productive for me, to embrace the Name of God, by hearing His words, and seeking to be as obedient as I can to His teachings and thereby giving definition to my personal faith, than to have it placed in a denominational category where it would incumbent upon me to have my faith defined by others. At least this way, I am not tethered to institutional dogma, or to long held traditional positions which have little chance of future review or inspection. My past scriptural training has been influenced by both Jewish and Christian sources, and it is there, in that space between them that I currently find myself and it is at times a very lonely space. I don't see this faith as a combination of the two per se, but rather the logical progression of scriptural reason, when given an environment free from institutional doctrinal restraints. I have found it much easier and more beneficial to question God, than to question man. I do think the personage which walked this earth 2,000 years ago was, and is the Messiah, but I don't think either Christianity or Judaism has an accurate understanding of what was at the core of his ministry, or what he was about. In fact, I would go so far as stating, when the Messiah comes, it will be a Messiah in which Christianity and Judaism will not be familiar or expecting.

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