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
     
 

Stewart M Hoover offers a cultural-historical analysis of the rise of religious stories in the media - the Islamic Revolution in Iran, televangelism and its scandals, the political agenda of the Evangelical New Right, to name but a few.

The author's penetrating analysis brings into sharp focus: the relationship between religion and the news media, both in

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Stewart M Hoover offers a cultural-historical analysis of the rise of religious stories in the media - the Islamic Revolution in Iran, televangelism and its scandals, the political agenda of the Evangelical New Right, to name but a few.

The author's penetrating analysis brings into sharp focus: the relationship between religion and the news media, both in everyday practice and in the larger context of American public discourse; 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761916789
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.62(d)

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Table of Contents

Religion in the News
Approaches to Understanding
Discourses of Contemporary Religion
The Source of the Problem?
Looking at Religion
Reading and Watching Religion
The Audience for Religion
Religion and the Media in Conflict
Religion and Broadcasting
The Challenge of Standards
To BE the Discourse, or Merely To COVER It

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