From Yahweh to Yahoo!: The Religious Roots of the Secular Press by Doug Underwood | 9780252075711 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
From Yahweh to Yahoo!: The Religious Roots of the Secular Press

From Yahweh to Yahoo!: The Religious Roots of the Secular Press

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by Doug Underwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252075714

ISBN-13: 9780252075711

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

This wide-ranging study—hailed by American Journalism as one of the year's best books—provides a fresh and surprising view of the religious impulses at work in the typical newsroom by delving into the largely unexamined parallels between religion and journalism, from the "media" of antiquity to the electronic idolatry of the Internet.

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This wide-ranging study—hailed by American Journalism as one of the year's best books—provides a fresh and surprising view of the religious impulses at work in the typical newsroom by delving into the largely unexamined parallels between religion and journalism, from the "media" of antiquity to the electronic idolatry of the Internet. Focusing on how the history of religion in the United States has been entwined with the growth of the media, Doug Underwood argues that American journalists are rooted in the nation's moral and religious heritage and operate, in important ways, as personifications of the old religious virtues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252075711
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
History of Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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