Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is Reforming Journalism. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

One fine day

| Without a computer, what's an editor to do?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/26/00, 12:00 am

In the six years that I've edited WORLD, lots of homeschooled kids have asked me to write a column explaining what an editor does on a typical day. I've always escaped by explaining that such a column would have too few words and too little interest. I sit in a chair overlooking the Texas hill country, with a Macintosh PowerBook on my lap and a Bible within reach. I communicate with reporters, editors, and others largely by email. When there's free time, I work on columns or book chapters. Very busy for me, but not much to write home about.

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Celebrate diversity

| Beyond governmental approaches to after-school and health care
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/19/00, 12:00 am

President Clinton last week continued to put the spotlight on some major problems, such as health care for the poor and after-school care for kids whose moms are working outside of home. Instead of pretending that those problems are minor, conservatives should note that he is still proposing government-directed, anti-choice solutions, and still emphasizing bureaucracy rather than diversity.

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Tweakings

| Notes on a few changes within the magazine
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/12/00, 12:00 am

Every couple of years we shake up WORLD a bit, as part of our continued drive to serve and cover not only the church but the world at large. We're Christocentric but not Christians-centric. We emphasize that all our stories are informed by a Christian worldview, but our calling is to communicate with Jews, Muslims, atheists, and others, as well as with Christians. We reject the idea that Christian-run magazines should aim for the Christian ghetto. We want to reach the world with biblically directed reporting.

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