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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marvin N Olasky
|Description:||303 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Biblical objectivity --
Directed reporting --
Great cloud of journalistic witness --Field reporting and interviewing --
Organizing for readability --
Streets declare the sinfulness of man --
Investigating and profiling --
leads, nut grafs, bodies, ends, headlines --
Theocentrism or egocentrism? --
Biblically directed reviewing --
First person accounts and sports stories --
Modern journalism emerges --
Overview of start-up considerations --
Journalistic ethics in an era of subjectivity.
|Other Titles:||Telling the truth :|
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Telling the Truth is Dr. Olasky's valuable response to this charge from the noted theologian. In it he emphasizes both the philosophical and the practical: detailing the need for Christian journalists to have a well-developed worldview, and giving essential instruction to help them hone their writing, editing, and interviewing skills. The shortcomings of modern journalism are many. Too often evangelical publications, instead of exhibiting the journalistic excitement of the hunt, are content printing public-relations releases and carrying on their business in a joyless manner. But it doesn't have to be this way. Indeed, as Christians, it must not be this way! We are called to excellence; to do our work in such a way that it glorifies the Creator Himself. This incisive book not only urges journalists to grasp the significance of their purpose, but shows them how to more effectively accomplish it. As Olasky says, "If even fifty new, talented, biblically directed journalists were to emerge in America during the next few years, the revitalization of Christian journalism would be well under way."
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