The Land is the work of students in Professor Ari Goldman’s “Covering Religion” seminar at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The purpose of the course is to develop student journalists’ abilities to write and report about matters of religion and faith for diverse audiences. This year, the seminar will focus on covering religion in Israel and Palestine, where the class, which comprises the staff of The Land, will travel in March for an eight-day reporting trip sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation and coordinated by the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel. This is the 21st year Prof. Goldman is teaching the seminar and the 14th reporting trip he has led abroad.

The Land reporters on assignment in the Holy Land