CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Media and the Public Sphere. 3. Religion in the Public Sphere. 4. The Politics of Difference and Diversity Management. 5. Public Truths vs Private Truths. 6. Political Process in the Mediated Democracies. 7. Discovering a Theory and Methodology for Studying Media and Religion. 8. Media's Influence on Society.
Religion, Media and Public Sphere' are all interrelated. Religion is a belief that each and every person follows in one way or other according to their faith or ideal. Whereas media have a strong social and cultural impact upon society. It plays a crucial role in forming and reflecting public opinion, connecting the world to individuals and reproducing the self-image of society. It possess ability to reach a wide audience with a strong and influential message. Television, Radio, Print Media and now a days Internet these all are playing major role in formulating public opinion. Both of them are in close relationship with public sphere. The public sphere is the organized and concretized common space of a given population. Public sphere connect people who are not in the same families, communities, and clubs - people who are not the same as each other. Therefore this book deals with these subjects, interrelationships in a wider context and will be helpful for all knowledge seeking admirers of this topic.