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

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

by Stewart Hoover
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761916776

ISBN-13: 9780761916772

Pub. Date: 06/24/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

To better understand the relationship between religion and the news media, both in everyday practice and in the larger context of American public discourse, author Stewart M. Hoover gives a cultural-historical analysis in his book, Religion in the News. The resulting insights provide important clues as to the place of religion in American life, the role of the media…  See more details below

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To better understand the relationship between religion and the news media, both in everyday practice and in the larger context of American public discourse, author Stewart M. Hoover gives a cultural-historical analysis in his book, Religion in the News. The resulting insights provide important clues as to 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. This volume is highly recommended to media professionals, journalists, people in the religious community, and for classroom use in religious studies and media studies programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761916772
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/24/1998
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Religion in the News1
2Approaches to Understanding18
3Discourses of Contemporary Religion33
4The Source of the Problem?52
5Looking at Religion67
6Reading and Watching Religion97
7The Audience for Religion114
8Religion and the Media in Conflict139
9Religion and Broadcasting154
10The Challenge of Standards193
11To Be the Discourse or Merely to Cover It205
Index221
About the Author233

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