Religion in the News: Faith and Journalism in American Public Discourse

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SAGE Publications, Jun 24, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 248 pages
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Stewart M Hoover offers a cultural-historical analysis of the rise of religious stories in the media - the Islamic Revolution in Iran, televangelism and its scandals, the political agenda of the Evangelical New Right, to name but a few.

The author's penetrating analysis brings into sharp focus: the relationship between religion and the news media, both in everyday practice and in the larger context of American public discourse; the place of religion in American life; the role of the media in cultural discourse; and the prospects of institutional religion in the media age.

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Contents

Religion in the News
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Approaches to Understanding
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Discourses of Contemporary Religion
33
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About the author (1998)

Stewart M. Hoover is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, where he directs the Center for Media, Religion and Culture.

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