The World is an hour-long international news program that reaches almost 3 million listeners on more than 300 public radio stations. It is co-produced by the BBC World Service, PRI-PRX, and WGBH in Boston. 


PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Growing Diversity of evangelicalisms

The World is planning a series of news reports about the growing diversity of the evangelical movement and what this means for the future of evangelical Protestantism in America. The series will focus on a few rising stars in the evangelical movement who represent the changing future of evangelical Christianity in America. This series will broadcast on The World, and include companion pieces online at 

The scholar selected for this partnership will work closely with The World’s religion correspondent Matthew Bell. The scholar will collaborate on 2-4 profile stories for radio and online focused on evangelical Christian leaders who highlight that the evangelical movement is increasingly becoming more diverse, in terms of race, ethnicity, background, age, and politics. 

The ideal scholar for this partnership will be familiar with trends in the evangelical world, have amazing contacts among religious community leaders, and be able to collaborate on reporting and producing the series for radio and the website. That means a willingness to help with dynamic storytelling, engaging narration, and interviewing in the public radio style, as co-reporter of the series. 

The preferred start date of this partnership is 11 March. This work involves 1 or 2 short reporting trips inside the US, and preparatory and editorial work. The partnership will last approximately 2 months, until the program is aired sometime in April. Sacred Writes will provide the scholar a $2000 stipend for their time and a $2000 travel budget for 1-2 reporting trips related to this partnership. 


To Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials this form

  • A 1-2 page cover letter explaining:

    • how your scholarly expertise can help frame this series 

    • which leaders you suggest talking with 

    • potential locations for a reporting trip that could highlight some of the religious communities that represent the future of the evangelical movement in America 

  • CV, including public scholarship 

  • OPTIONAL: a link to a video or audio file (for example, a link to podcast you were interviewed for) 

Priority deadline for applications is 7 March 2019. Finalists might be interviewed via phone.