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TELLING THE TRUTH
How to Revitalize Christian Journalism
by Marvin Olasky


For Joel Belz, Nickolas S. Eicher, and Katherine Eicher


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Sad State of Christian Journalism
1. Biblical Objectivity
2. Directed Reporting
3. A Great Cloud of Journalistic Witnesses
4. Field Reporting and Interviewing
5. Organizing for Readability
6. The Streets Declare the Sinfulness of Man
7. Investigating and Profiling
8. Leads, Nut Grafs, Bodies, Ends, Headlines
9. Theocentrism or Egocentrism?
10. Biblically Directed Reviewing
11. First Person Accounts and Sports Stories
12. Modern Journalism Emerges
13. Overview of Start-up Considerations
14. Journalistic Ethics in an Era of Subjectivity
Appendices:
A. Line-by-Line Editing: Example
B. McDowall's Defense of Biblical Sensationalism
C. The Decline of American Journalism
D. A Christian Journalism Revival?


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