The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in National Periodicals: 1991-2000 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in National Periodicals: 1991-2000
National periodicals may serve as an important gauge of the Church’s public image because they address topics of national interest and also help to formulate public opinion on those topics. This study thus provides a basis for determining how the Church fared in terms of public perception by indicating which Latter-day Saint topics received the greatest attention. It also shows how magazine coverage of these topics may have reflected favorably or unfavorably on the Church.
This thesis is preceded by four similar studies. Richard O. Cowan completed a doctoral dissertation using national periodicals to analyze the Church’s image from 1850 through 1961. Thereafter, Dale P. Pelo, Adam H. Nielson and Matthew E. Morrison respectively completed theses covering the three decades from 1961 to 1990. This thesis is a continuation of those studies, and implements the same research methodology.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:lds latter day saint
Date of Publication:11/13/2007