Abstract

The project consists of three parts: a summary of the research, a collection of sixteen oral histories of Latter-day Saint Electronic Media and Public Relations professionals who contributed to the development and growth of media in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a one-hour documentary film, Pioneers in Mormon Media, which gives a brief history of the development of modern mass communications and its use by the Church. This qualitative study investigates who has been involved in Church media, what projects have been accomplished and provides some explanation as to why the Church uses media. The oral histories which are in DVD format are available in Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. The library has also made them available online at http://byugle.lib.byu.edu. Transcriptions of the oral histories are located in the appendix. The documentary film is available through BYU Broadcasting and the Harold B. Lee Library.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Communications

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http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2007-12-05

Document Type

Selected Project

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2204

Keywords

oral history, pioneer, Latter-day Saint, Mormon, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon media, qualitative, radio, television, film, public relations, media history, twentieth century media

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Communication Commons

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