Here at Upper House, we read our fair share of news on religion. Recently, Dan Hummel got the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Bob Smietana, one of the most insightful and distinguished reporters on religion in the country. Bob discusses how he got into the small, tight knit field of religion reporting and what makes it endlessly fascinating for him. Bob was a guest at Upper House to speak about his new book: Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why It Matters. You can check out the video of the event on our Youtube page here.

Bob Smietana is an award-winning religion reporter and editor who has spent two decades producing breaking news, data journalism, investigative reporting, profiles, and features for many print outlets. He is currently a national reporter for Religion News Service.

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