The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

Hardcover | September 19, 2012

EditorDiane Winston

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Once relegated to the private sphere, or confined to its own section of the newspaper, religion is now a major part of daily news coverage. Every journalist needs a basic knowledge of religion to cover everything from presidential elections to the war in Iraq to the ethical issues raised bylatest developments in medical research. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media will be the go-to volume for both secular and religious journalists and journalism educators, scholars in media studies, journalism studies, religious studies, and American studies. Comprised of six sections, the first examines how the history of the mass media and the role religion played in its growth. The second looks at how the major media formats - print, broadcast, and online - deal with religion. The next two examines how journalists cover major religious traditions andparticular issues that have religion angles. The fifth examines the religious press, from the Christian Broadcasting Network to The Forward. The final section looks at how the American press covers the rest of the world.

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Once relegated to the private sphere, or confined to its own section of the newspaper, religion is now a major part of daily news coverage. Every journalist needs a basic knowledge of religion to cover everything from presidential elections to the war in Iraq to the ethical issues raised bylatest developments in medical research. The O...

Diane Winston holds the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195395069

ISBN - 13:9780195395068

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Table of Contents

Diane Winston: ''Mapping the Royal Road'': An Introduction to the Oxford Handbook on Religion and the American News MediaSection One: History1. David Copeland: Religion and News in Eighteenth-Century America2. Judith M. Buddenbaum: The Penny Press and the Birth of Modern Religion Reporting3. Richard Flory: American Journalism and Religion, 1870-19304. Debra L. Mason: Religion News Coverage between 1930 and 19605. Stewart M. Hoover: Religion in the News Since 9/116. Lynn Schofield Clark and Jill Dierberg: Late Night Comedy as a Source of Religion NewsSection Two: The Media7. Doug Underwood: Religion in Print Media8. Peter Manseau: Religion News on the Radio9. Michele Rosenthal: Religion in Commercial Television News10. Debra L. Mason: Religion News OnlineSection Three: Religions11. Peter Manseau: American Catholicism and the Mass-Market Newsweekly12. J. Terry Todd: Mainline Protestants and News Narratives13. Nora L. Rubel: Orthodox Judaism and the News14. Darren Dochuk: Media Representations of 'Sunbelt' Evangelicalism15. Karim H. Karim: The Legend of the Assassins in News Coverage of Muslims16. Jana Reiss: News coverage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints17. Jane Naomi Iwamura: News Coverage and Popular Press Reports of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi18. Nick Street: American Press Coverage of Buddhism from the 1870s to the Present19. Sarah M. Pike: Wicca in the News20. Carole M. Cusack: Media Coverage of Scientology in the United StatesSection Four: Issues and Beats21. Mark Silk: Religion and Politics in Print22. John P. Bartkowski and Ashraf Alam: Media Portrayals of the Moral Majority23. Lauri Lebo: Evolution, Creationism and Objectivity in the Press24. Steven Barrie-Anthony: Alternative Medicine in the Press25. Diane Winston: News Coverage of Religion, Sexuality and AIDS26. Marcia Alesan Dawkins: Race and Racism in News Coverage of Religion27. Annie Blazer: Football and Christianity in the News28. Kathryn Lofton: The Celebrification of Religion in the Age of InfotainmentSection Five: International Coverage29. Magali do Nascimento Cunha: Latin American Religion in the News30. Elizabeth Poole: American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands31. Philip Seib: American Newspaper Coverage of Islam in the Arab World,32. Dalia HashadHasahd: American News Coverage of Chinese Uighurs33. Anthea Butler: Religion and Reporting in AfricaSection Six: The Religious Press34. Denise P. Ferguson: The Independent Catholic Press and Vatican II35. Mark Hulsether: The Mainline Protestant Press36. Jonathan D. Sarna: The American Jewish Press37. Ken Waters: The Evangelical Press38. Faiza Hirji: The Muslim Press in the United States39. John M. Giggie: The African American Religious PressIndex