Media Guide

WHO'S WORLD?

WHY PEOPLE READ WORLD

Reason 1: WORLD Strengthens Their Christian Worldview
The work of journalism begins with questions. Christian journalism asks Whose world is it? The Psalmist says, "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein." This frames everything we do. And it produces a vivid, engaging news magazine that helps readers see what God is doing in the world—in culture and education, in communities and families, in church and state. What could be more helpful and encouraging today than a clear voice of truth?

Reason 2: News from a Perspective They Can Trust
"Mainstream" media today substitute commentary for real reporting, infotainment for the important, phony conflict for thoughtful context. We observe not just liberal bias, but pessimism and elitism in mainstream news-rooms. WORLD reporters do not live outside of and certainly not above the community of faith. Our commitment to Christian worldview journalism is more than a professional standard; Christian worldview for us is a way of life.

Reason 3: Relevant Coverage They Simply Cannot Find Anywhere Else
Satisfied readers say WORLD is refreshing, deep and soul-searching, informative and thought-provoking. One reader said, "I learned enough from [one issue alone] to justify the cost of the year's subscription." We realize the economy is tight and our readers' time is limited, so we also offer insightful cultural reviews to help them navigate the worldviews promoted by today's best-selling books, movies, music, popular movements, and opinion makers.

Reason 4: Renew, Recharge: Enjoying WORLD as a Personal Timeout
Engaging the culture and working for change requires both information and inspiration. Sprinkled throughout each issue of WORLD you will find columns by respected writers to help readers apply biblical truth to current events, as well as smart news analysis to help them make sense of it all. It's one reason we remain committed to a print magazine: WORLD is part of our readers' routine, something they want to spend time with and reflect upon, and share with others in the household.

Biblical Objectivity: Editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky says: "Since only God knows the true, objective nature of things, doesn't His book, the Bible, present the only completely objective and accurate view of the world?" Our goal, then, is to see the world as much in biblical terms as our fallen and sinful natures allow, and then we report accurately, honestly, and humbly—yet fearlessly.




Confronting Tough Issues: Many of the leaders of mainstream media and academia pretend to believe that there is no God—so WORLD seeks to cut through the pretense. WORLD asks hard questions, WORLD offers Bible-based coverage of stories that others miss, minimize, or mystify.



Proudly Pro-Life: Throughout the year WORLD publishes thematic coverage on issues such as faith-based, private-sector poverty fighting and spotlights organizations delivering effective compassion to the poor; we recognize a book of the year in our "Summer Books" issue; each fall, we honor a courageous, faithful "Daniel of the Year"; but we begin each year with innovative pro-life coverage in our "Roe vs. Wade" anniversary issue.


Trusted Friend: For WORLD and our readers, building up a solid Christian worldview is a team effort. We work hard to offer important news, but also important insights. That's why WORLD employs regular columnists to help readers connect the dots, as well as interviews with authors and artists, thought leaders and newsmakers, to help answer the deeper questions.

"The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof;
the world and those who dwell therein."
—Psalm 24:1