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Engaging News Media: A Practical Guide for People of Faith [Paperback]

By Mark Kelley (Author)
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Long before he left the television news industry, Mark Kelley was concerned about the trends he saw developing in the business. Commercial pressures (exacerbated by the relentless meddling of consultants) were making it increasingly difficult for professional news workers to do a competent job of delivering important information to readers, listeners, and viewers. He conceived the notion of writing a book that analyzed all news media, connecting it to the quest for truth that drives people of faith and spirituality. Engaging News Media explores the state of the news media and their audiences today, attempting to examine whether or not truth could be found there, and if so, how people of faith and people in general might be more successful in extracting it.

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Long before he left the television news industry, Mark Kelley was concerned about the trends he saw developing in the business. Commercial pressures (exacerbated by the relentless meddling of consultants) were making it increasingly difficult for professional news workers to do a competent job of delivering important information to readers, listeners, and viewers. He conceived the notion of writing a book that analyzed all news media, connecting it to the quest for truth that drives people of faith and spirituality. Engaging News Media explores the state of the news media and their audiences today, attempting to examine whether or not truth could be found there, and if so, how people of faith and people in general might be more successful in extracting it.

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Studio: Cowley Publications
Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 25, 2006
Publisher   Cowley Publications
ISBN  1561012769  
ISBN13  9781561012763  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mark Kelley is a former professional broadcast journalist, reporter, and news anchor who now teaches journalism. He is currently assistant professor of communication and journalism at The University of Maine-Oron.

Mark Kelley currently resides in Anchorage. Mark Kelley was born in 1949.

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Very strongly recommended for readers of all backgrounds especially in today's era of misinformation.  Dec 5, 2006
Experienced news anchor, reporter, and documentary writer Mark Kelly presents Engaging News Media: A Practical Guide for People of Faith, a guide to evaluating and verifying truthfulness amid the political opinions, bias, and sometimes outright BS strewn across the many lanes of the modern information superhighway. Though written by a person of faith especially to help other Christians sort through news media, Engaging News Media is emphatically not biased toward the hardcore conservative Christian perspective - nor is it biased toward a hardcore liberal perspective. The strategies presented are ones used by (religious or secular!) journalists themselves, and invaluable to anyone trying to understand the truth, regardless of personal faith. One such technique is learning how to triangulate alternative media - rather than accepting any one alternative media's viewpoint as gospel, consult multiple alternative media known to lean toward different sides of the issue and compare their stories. Another is to pay close attention to the very first thing a news story emphasizes, in order to get a better feel for what, if any, bias the story has. Engaging News Media seriously contemplates the question "What is Truth?" in the literal sense more than the metaphysical sense, and is very strongly recommended for readers of all backgrounds especially in today's era of misinformation.
 
Interesting prospective on today's news!  Oct 10, 2006
...ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.--John 8:32

The author has a Ph.D in Mass Communications. Over the past twenty-five years he has worked as a news anchor, reporter and documentary writer and producer for numerous broadcast news organizations.

Kelly believes that communicating the truth to a mass audience is a daunting task, complicated by several factors. Many reporters state facts as truth, when in reality they are influencing the public's reactions due to simple hearsay. More often than not, everything we see, hear and read about in the news is not gospel.

Reporters are human with human foibles and their religious, political and psychological viewpoints often color their reports. At the same time, every person's reactions to the news is biased according to the same value system. In accepting or rejecting media reports, beliefs are critical in determining attitudes.

Kelly lists major American news organizations and their owners, categorizing them according to whether or not they are considered to be conservative, moderate, or liberal. He points out that the three major broadcasting networks, ABC, NBC and CBS are all considered to be moderate. This is due to their desire to produce news that will attract the most viewers. However, cable news networks such as CNN and MSNBC are more liberal, attempting to compete for the smaller cable news audience. As of 2005, FOX News, with a clearly conservative slant, has proven to be the most popular among viewers.

News critics blame reporters for neglecting important information that might skew the public's reactions to a particular news story, but they hold the owners of the broadcasting networks solely responsible for delivering the truth.

Kelly suggests that the public approach the media with a prayerful attitude, much the same as biblical scholars bring to the study of sacred texts.

I highly recommend this book for those who seek the truth and do not accept everything they see, hear, or read as factual until proven with certainty to be reality.

Armchair Interviews says: Interesting prospective on today's news.





 

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