Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has also been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books, including Reforming Journalism. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Seeking modern-day Zengers

Journalism | Media crisis and opportunity
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/10/20, 01:18 pm

When I worked on The Boston Globe 50 years ago, revered columnist George Frazier loved to play off a popular saying by writing, “One man’s Mede is another man’s Persian.” Today, Biblical literacy is rare and a meat-and-poison allusion that legitimates contrary opinions is culturally cancellable. 

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Illustration by John Jay Cabuay

Love them all

Life | To save more unborn babies, pro-life efforts must inspire, engage, and support fathers
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/10/20, 12:43 pm

Roland Warren worked in the corporate world for 20 years and led the National Fatherhood Initiative for 11. In 2012 he became president and CEO of Care Net, the nation’s largest network of pregnancy resource centers. Here are edited excerpts of our August conversation.

You grew up in Ohio without a dad in your home? My mom and my father split up probably when I was 5 or 6.

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Defeats and disputations

Books | Losers in sports and society
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/10/20, 12:31 pm

Editors Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas, in their introduction to Losers: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard (Penguin Random House, 2020), write: “The locker rooms of winners are crowded. … The locker rooms of losers are desolate and awkward. The players are somber, quiet; some shrink into the stalls. People ... keep their distance, as if losing is a contagious infection.” So true.

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