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Author Hoover, Stewart M.
Title Religion in the news : faith and journalism in American public discourse / Stewart M. Hoover.
Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif : Sage Publications, [1998]

Subject Mass media -- Religious aspects.
Journalism, Religious.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 234 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781452251387 (electronic bk.)
145225138X (electronic bk.)
9781483328447 (ebook)
1483328449 (ebook)
0761916776 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780761916772 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)
0761916784 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780761916789 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 609332060
Additional Format Print version: 9780761916772