Andrews McMeel Syndication Celebrates 30 Years of On Religion

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  (April 11, 2018)—Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS) celebrates the 30-year anniversary of On Religion, a weekly column by Terry Mattingly, on April 11, 2018. The feature, which tackles the implication of religion in current events, appears in approximately 350 newspapers in North America. The column began in April 1988, and AMS began syndicating it in 2011.

A teacher, journalist, and theologian, Mattingly blends an array of genres in his column, digging into religion news and trends through the lenses of entertainment, politics, and American culture. While writing the feature, Mattingly has held a number of notable positions. He has been a reporter and columnist at the Rocky Mountain News and the Charlotte Observer; is the founder of the Washington Journalism Center and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities; and has taught classes at a variety of institutions, including the Denver Seminary, Milligan College, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and TFAS European Journalism Institute (EJI) in Prague, Czech Republic. Mattingly is also the founder and editor of, a website that critiques the mainstream media’s coverage of religion news.

To mark this significant milestone, this week’s column will focus on advice about improving religion news coverage. For additional information, please visit:

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