communication; media; Mormon; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Print, electronic, and other forms of communications media have been consistently perceived and characterized by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as tools to assist in spreading the gospel message throughout the world. Given this perspective, the Church from its earliest days has used various forms of media as vehicles of communication. It has produced or been affiliated with the production of numerous newspapers and magazines in the United States and in several countries worldwide. In the twentieth century, the Church embraced electronic media technologies promptly. Our goal as mass communications scholars was to compile a bibliography of academic scholarship completed to date about issues relating to Mormons and the media. The bibliography provides interested readers with an annotated list of academic studies of Mormons and media communications from 1898 to early 2003.
(c) 2003 Reprinted by permission. Published in BYU Studies 42 (2003): 124-181. BYU Studies is a scholarly journal sponsored by Brigham Young University. You may subscribe to this quarterly by contacting 403 Clyde Bldg. at BYU.;