Loyola University Maryland

Mid-Year Research Conference on Religion and Spirituality

Lisa Miller

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Lisa MillerA senior editor at Newsweek, Lisa Miller oversees all of the magazine’s religion coverage. She oversees all of the magazine’s religion coverage and writes the weekly “Belief Watch column. She edited Newsweek’s “Spirituality in America” double issue, which looked at the rise of spirituality and why many Americans are choosing to seek spiritual experiences outside traditional religions. She also helped launch the Washington Post’s “OnFaith,” an online global conversation about religion and faith.

Miller came to Newsweek from The Wall Street Journal, where she had been an award-winning senior special writer covering religion for the paper’s front page since 1997. She was also previously an editor for the Marketplace page, where she helped launch the weekly “Health Journal.”

In October 2006 Miller wrote “The Politics of Jesus” cover story, which examined the impact of religion in the midterm elections. Miller oversaw “The Giving Back Awards,” double issue in July 2006, where Newsweek recognized people who were making a difference in the world.

During her tenure as society editor at Newsweek, Miller led coverage of numerous health and issues-related cover stories including: “Sex, Shame and the Catholic Church,” (March 4, 2002), “The Bible and the Qur’an,” (Feb. 11, 2002), “Fighting Addiction,” (Feb. 12, 2001), and “God and the Brain,” (May 7, 2001).

Miller started her journalism career in 1984 as an editorial assistant at the Harvard Business Review and later became manuscript editor there before moving to The New Yorker, where she worked from 1987-92. She then moved to Self magazine, where she was senior editor for arts coverage and created their “In Focus” section in the front of the book.

In 1998 Miller received a New York Newswomen’s Club award for feature writing. She graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in English in 1984.