From Yahweh to Yahoo!

From Yahweh to Yahoo! : THE RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF THE SECULAR PRESS

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This wide-ranging study--hailed by American Journalism as one of the year's best books--provides a fresh and surprising view of the religious impulses at work in the typical newsroom by delving into the largely unexamined parallels between religion and journalism, from the "media" of antiquity to the electronic idolatry of the Internet. Focusing on how the history of religion in the United States has been entwined with the growth of the media, Doug Underwood argues that American journalists are rooted in the nation's moral and religious heritage and operate, in important ways, as personifications of the old religious virtues.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 146 x 234 x 24mm | 521.63g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252075714
  • 9780252075711
  • 2,036,846

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"One of the finest books written on the history of journalism in the United States... Should generate many lively discussions and interesting publications about the relationship between religion and reporting in America." Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly "A carefully researched and highly readable book that leavens our understanding of American journalism." American Journalismshow more

About Doug Underwood

Doug Underwood, an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington, is the author of When MBAs Rule the Newsroom: How the Marketers and Managers Are Reshaping Today's Media.show more

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