GETRELIGION.ORG — Peter Smith has spent the last several months reporting on immigrant religious communities in Pittsburgh, carving out time for the special project between daily assignments.
His work with the Post-Gazette earned him the Religion Newswriters Association’s 2014 Religion Reporter of the Year Award. That prize recognizes excellence in religion writing for metropolitan newspapers.
In all, Smith boasts 30 years of experience as a reporter and editor. He earned a bachelor of arts in English at Oral Roberts University and a master of arts in religion from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Smith discussed his first year in Pittsburgh — including the immigrant religion project — in an interview with GetReligion.
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