Readers of Christianity Today's masthead may notice a new but familiar name this month: Online editor Sarah Pulliam is now Sarah Pulliam Bailey, thanks to her September wedding. If the new last name sounds familiar, that's because her husband, Jason, was a CT news intern in 2006. He succeeded another talented intern by the name of, well, Sarah Pulliam.
Sarah and Jason were already dating by then, having met during Wheaton College's freshmen orientation as Jason recruited students for the college newspaper. "He introduced me to my first love; we started dating about a year later," Sarah says. After her internship, Sarah became one of CT's regular freelance reporters, and we were thrilled to hire her even before her graduation. She's all over the magazine—for example, her profile of Charisma editor Lee Grady—but these days, most of her work appears on our website. She oversees our politics blog, regularly contributes to our women's blog (Her.meneutics), edits online copy, and writes stories that have impressed many in the news business. (The last day of her honeymoon, she won an award from the Religion Newswriters Association for her reporting for The Columbus Dispatch while still a student.)
Our website is undergoing some significant changes of its own. Now that we are done redesigning the print magazine, we're retooling our online presence to be more timely, more informative, and easier to navigate. Among the first changes to the site: bringing our coverage of music and film a bit closer to CT's core. Directors, actors, singers, and bands all have their passionate fan bases, but Mark Moring—who wrote this month's cover story on Christian musicians' aid efforts—has created a fan base of his own while ...1