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Lane Williams
Lane Williams teaches journalism and communication at BYU-Idaho. He is a former journalist whose scholarly interests include Mormon portrayals in the media, media and religion, and religion and politics.

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Maybe the Manti Te'o story is about something more than a strange hoax.
Here's something you can do to honor the memory of the dead at Sandy Hook elementary school: Drop the violent video games.
Journalists focus too much on conflict, and it is spoiling our body politic.
The 2012 election, regardless of the outcome, is a true cause for LDS celebration demonstrating how far we really have come in coming forth from obscurity.
Two new writing from Terryl Givens suggest ways to confront doubt in a world that is dripping with invitations to leave your faith.
It's good news that Billy Graham removed Mormonism as a cult on his website. Now, news media needs to use less of the term too.
Watching how President Monson's announcement of lowered ages for missionary service has inspired me and reminded me that an essence of being Latter-day Saint is the simple spirit of revelation.
The American press coverage of elections, while broad and relentless, nevertheless somehow misses the central character and identity of political candidates.
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal posted robust defenses of Latter-day Saints — and that's worth noting.
Bill Clinton's discussion of his youthful investigation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints inserted Mormonism into the presidential campaign once again — and who knows if it is deliberate.