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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
 

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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

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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:
9780252092688
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
History of Communication
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Doug Underwood, an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington, is the author of When MBAs Rule the Newsroom: How the Marketers and Managers Are Reshaping Today's Media.

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