Prodigal Press: The Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media

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Crossway Books, 1988 - Religion - 246 pages
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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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Review: Prodigal Press: The Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media (Turning Point Christian Worldview Series)

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Olasky covers the history of Christian and secular journalism while adding his thoughts on how Christians should view the media and interact with it. Although he makes some good points and interesting ... Read full review


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Marvin Olasky is Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a Senior Fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. He is the author of more than a dozen books of history and policy analysis, and the editor of "World, " a weekly news magazine from a Christian perspective. He has been an adviser to George Bush since 1993.

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