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

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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.
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Gives a cultural-historical analysis of the relationship between religion and the news media, both in everyday practice and in the larger context of American public discourse. Offers insights into the place of religion in American life, the role of media in cultural discourse, and the prospects of institutional religion in the media age. For media professionals, journalists, and those in the religious community, and for students in religious and media studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761916772
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/24/1998
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Religion in the News 1
2 Approaches to Understanding 18
3 Discourses of Contemporary Religion 33
4 The Source of the Problem? 52
5 Looking at Religion 67
6 Reading and Watching Religion 97
7 The Audience for Religion 114
8 Religion and the Media in Conflict 139
9 Religion and Broadcasting 154
10 The Challenge of Standards 193
11 To Be the Discourse or Merely to Cover It 205
Index 221
About the Author 233
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