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- DescriptionFaith in Reading tells the remarkable story of the unlikely origins of our modern media culture. In the early nineteenth century, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch a true mass media in America. Though these entrepreneurs were savvy businessmen, their publishing enterprises were t commercial businesses but nprofit religious organizations. These organizations believed it was possible - through new techlogy, national organization, and the grace of God - to place the same printed message into the hands of every man, woman, and child in America. Determined to combat igrance, apathy, and infidelity with the written word, these organizations ended up giving birth to the American mass media.
- Author BiographyDavid Paul Nord is Professor of Journalism and Adjunct Professor of History at Indiana University. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of American History. Nord's research interests revolve around the history of journalism, religious publishing, and readership. He is author of Communities of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers (2001).
- Author(s)David Paul Nord
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication02/09/2004
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Series TitleReligion in America
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight458 g
- Width162 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine17 mm
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