Here’s an announcement! I’m tickled to have received a 2011 Knight Grant for Reporting on Religion in American Public Life from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. I’ll be using the funds to report on dying and death and how it is regulated by state and federal laws. My research will take me to four states in the US to report on: the recent legalization of Death with Dignity in Montana; religion in a prison hospice in California; denominational health care in Arizona; and court-ordered feeding of death row patients in Alabama. Click here to read the complete list of recipients and more about the grant. Thanks USC!