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.

Changing their story

| With next to nothing at stake, journalists are turning on Clinton
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/05/97, 12:00 am

President Clinton's political survival strategy reminds me of a Texas story about a lawyer, R.E. L. Knight, who arrived home very late one evening. When Mrs. Knight asked for an explanation, Mr. Knight said he had been worrying about an old and ill woman, a friend of the family, so he had stopped in for a long chat.

Read more

Coverup, cliffhanger, crime

| Telling journalists about God's Easter communication
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/29/97, 12:00 am

This Easter, will news media do a better job of reporting the scandal and glory of the Christ-centered holiday? Or, will newspapers merely run stereotypical tales about Easter bunnies? Is there a way to tell the real story in terms that make contact with reporters?

The problem is clear. Even mainstream media thinkers at universities have acknowledged throughout the 1990s flaws in press coverage of religion and religion-related issues, and then debated whether the problem is bias or ignorance:

Read more

Gumption enough for two

| Grover Cleveland was double-numbered but not double-minded
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/22/97, 12:00 am

When one television talking head recently noted that Bill Clinton, by being elected to a second term as a Democrat, was following in the footsteps of Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Roosevelt, a colleague jocularly responded that Mr. Cleveland, at least, was not much of a role model.

Read more