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.


Poetry of anguish

Voices | The president should have followed Psalm 51
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/29/98, 12:00 am

Editor’s note: See “Unfit for Power: It’s time for Donald Trump to step aside and make room for another candidate​,” where Marvin Olasky and the editors at WORLD write, “The standards we applied to Bill Clinton in 1998 are relevant to Donald Trump in 2016.”

Last week, as Bill Clinton was testifying and talking to the nation, his pastor at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington was equating the president with King David, because both leaders were involved in sexual immorality.

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Lip-smacking bad

| Amid Y2K concerns, pray that God will show mercy
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/22/98, 12:00 am

The Y2K bug and our reactions to it: That is now threatening to be the most remarkable providence of 1999 and 2000, and it's easy to see why. God's sense of irony often leads him to bring down leaders and civilizations by what we most idolize, whether it is power, sex, or computers. That we often worship our gods of technology is plenty of reason for the Lord of heaven and earth to put them, and us, in our place.

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Drudging respect

| In 50 years, the coveted Drudge Prizes
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/15/98, 12:00 am

As the Clinton scandal watch warmed up again in late summer, reporters seeking scoops once more flocked to the Web site of Matt Drudge, the intrepid Internetter who back in January forced polite publications to make Monica Lewinsky a household name. Newsweek reported on July 27 that "everyone in Washington" looks to Mr. Drudge for information-yet at the same time, journalists are publicly attacking his Web site and new Fox News show for contributing to a decline of media standards.

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