“There is Sin and Evil in the World”: Reagan, Trump, and the News Media
Diane Winston explains the rise of Donald Trump by looking back to Ronald Reagan and his “Evil Empire” speech....
Diane Winston holds the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and teaches on the faculties of Journalism, Communication, and Religion. Her current research interests include religion, politics, and the news media; media coverage of changing Christianities; and religion and the entertainment media. She also is the publisher of Religion Dispatches http://religiondispatches.org, an award-winning daily online magazine of religion, politics and culture. Her books include: The Oxford Handbook on Religion and the American News Media (Oxford University Press, 2012); Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion, editor, (Baylor University Press, 2009); Faith in the Market: Religion and the Rise of Urban Commercial Culture, co-edited with John Giggie (Rutgers University Press, 2002); Red-Hot and Righteous: The Urban Religion of the Salvation Army, (Harvard University Press, 1999). She has won numerous press association awards and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her work in Raleigh, Dallas, and Baltimore. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications.