R. Gustav Neibuhr
associate professor, religion and the media, Syracuse University
Over a 20-year career in journalism, most recently at *The New York Times* and, prior to that, at *The Washington Post*, *The Wall Street Journal*, and *The Atlanta Journal/Constitution*, Gustav Niebuhr has established a reputation as a leading writer about American religion. His work has been published in books, magazines and on the internet; he also does occasional commentaries on religion for the National Public Radio program *All Things Considered*. He has just finished working on a book about religious pluralism and interfaith relations in America.