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Dec 11

Prodigal Press: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media

Despite claiming to be neutral, print and TV journalists increasingly report news from an anti-Christian standpoint. Remarkably, however, leading 19th-Century newspapers reported news from a Christian perspective. In Prodigal Press, Warren Cole Smith and his co-author Marvin Olasky examine how the American news media shifted from a Christian worldview to secular humanism, radically altering what the media covers and how it is reported. In doing so, the authors explore the influence of worldviews on reporting, objectivity, sensationalism, and crusading; the impact of legal, ethical, and technological changes; and the changes brought about by the 24/7 news cycle, the Internet, and social media.

Not all of us are called to be journalists, but every American – whether he likes it or not – has his thinking shaped by journalism. Prodigal Press will help you understand the blatant and subtle ways journalists promote liberal and anti-Christian ideas, and what you can do to protect your family from that influence.
 — Gary Bauer, President, American Values

Warren Cole Smith is Associate Publisher of WORLD magazine and Publisher and Editor of WORLD news service. His essays, reviews, interviews, and articles have also been included in various books, including Public Relations, one of the world’s most widely used college journalism textbooks.

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