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.

Let boys be boys

| The war against competition is hurting young males
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/18/01, 12:00 am

Mentone, Ala.-"War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again." That was a hit song of the '60s, and our leaders in media and academia have said it again and again since then, but in a broadened sense; Competition! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

In journalism, newspaper publishers establish joint operating agreements and competition dies. In education, teachers unions fight vouchers, and competitive schools never get a chance to live. In charity, the established government grantees lobby to keep smaller religious groups out in the cold.

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Resistance tactics

| Praising good information, respecting Obadiah journalists
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/11/01, 12:00 am

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Sounds of silence

| Bush initiative gets through the House, but what now?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/04/01, 12:00 am

Three negative stereotypes surround Washington participants and observers. Politicians are ready for unprincipled compromise at the drop of a bill. Journalists cynically view orators as liars or intellectual losers. Professors get upset when their theories enter the legislative sausage-grinder and emerge a mixture of horsemeat and pork.

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