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Prodigal press : the anti-Christian bias of the American news media

Author: Marvin N Olasky
Publisher: Westchester, Ill. : Crossway Books, ©1988.
Series: Turning point Christian worldview series.
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While claiming to be neutral, print and TV journalists often report the news from an anti-Christian point of view. Yet remarkably, in the nineteenth century many leading newspapers were Christian. What went wrong? Here is the revealing story of how American news media moved from a Christian worldview to materialist humanism. Professor and journalist Marvin Olasky examines the incredible impact this shift has had on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Olasky, Marvin N.
Prodigal press.
Westchester, Ill. : Crossway Books, c1988
(OCoLC)655184041
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin N Olasky
ISBN: 0891074767 9780891074762
OCLC Number: 17865217
Notes: Published in association with the Fieldstead Institute, Irvine, Calif.
Description: xiv, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The decline of American journalism --
Spiking the spiritual --
Not without personal cost --
Man's subjectivity vs. God's plumb line --
Ethics without Christ? --
Libel : utilitarian justice vs. biblical truth-telling --
Press vs. public --
Perceptive media watching --
Network news and local newspapers : the coming economic judgment? --
Coverage of sensation and disaster : the gaining and keeping of audiences --
Crusading on social and political issues : personalization and persistence --
A Christian journalism revival? --
Appendix : public relations, theology and practice.
Series Title: Turning point Christian worldview series.
Responsibility: Marvin Olasky.

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While claiming to be neutral, print and TV journalists often report the news from an anti-Christian point of view. Yet remarkably, in the nineteenth century many leading newspapers were Christian. What went wrong? Here is the revealing story of how American news media moved from a Christian worldview to materialist humanism. Professor and journalist Marvin Olasky examines the incredible impact this shift has had on what is covered and how it is covered. He offers practical, biblical solutions to problems of media ethics, news bias, sensationalism and crusading. - Back cover.

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