Prodigal Press (Revised and Updated) Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media, Revised and Updated

by Marvin Olasky and Warren Cole Smith

Despite claiming to be neutral, print and TV journalists increasingly report news from an anti-Christian standpoint. Remarkably, however, leading nineteenth-century newspapers reported news from a Christian perspective. This book reveals how the American news media shifted from a Christian worldview to secular humanism, radically altering what the media covers and how it is reported.

This book was originally published in 1988 – now, 25 years later, it has been revised and updated by Marvin Olasky and Warren Cole Smith.

“The most important book about journalism I have ever read. Prodigal Press is must reading for all Christians, and all reporters, editors, journalism professors and students.”

—Dr. Clifford Kelly, Professor of Communication Studies at Liberty University. Founding Director of the Institute of Public Affairs Journalism


PRICE: $17.99 | PAGE COUNT: 368 | ISBN: 978-1-59638-597-9

Marvin Olasky (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine and holds the Distinguished Chair in Journalism and Public Policy at Patrick Henry College. Olasky studied at Yale University and is the author of more than 20 books—Philanthropy magazine called his book The Tragedy of American Compassion one of “eight books that changed America.”

Warren Cole Smith is associate publisher of WORLD magazine and publisher and editor of WORLD news service. His essays, reviews, interviews, and articles have also been included in various books, including Public Relations, one of the world’s most widely used college journalism textbooks.