Before Joseph Smith published the Book of Mormon in 1830, he was already drawing media attention. via Mormon Media Observer: A milestone for Mormons and the media | Mormon Times.

I Live my faith one day at a time, and i wear it on my sleeve. I am an open book and filter my whole life through the things i believe. If it is good, and uplifting, i will do it, if it is destructive and brings me down or people around me, then i [...]

A cute, smiling, 20-something woman, riding the waves, gushes of her love of life and surfing … A black man, an entertainer and musician, raves about fatherhood and family … A scruffy skateboarder pontificates on the power and value of individuality … These soliloquies are presented in 30-second TV ads, the taglines of which all [...]

"The media is Ground Zero" in the fight between good and evil, Smith said, "and the fight is waged daily on radio, television, in newspapers and magazines and all over the Internet, for all to see and hear." via Parents need to monitor TV use, NAB president Gordon Smith tells BYU audience | Deseret News.

For those of you who haven’t heard, the church is holding an international video contest in order to “give more members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an opportunity to strengthen their testimonies as they share their talents with worldwide members and to “join the conversation” in sharing the gospel with the [...]

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On one side a man can be outstanding in his community or church, a good dad and a provider. "But on the other side he is engaged in pornography or other sexual behaviors that he has been able — for a period — to keep separate or secret." via New initiative sheds light on pornography's [...]

The main reason may be an undertone of bias against Beck's own faith. He's Mormon. According to the survey of 1007 adults conducted Sept. 10-12, , via Few believe Glenn Beck can be a religious leader, survey finds – Faith & Reason.

At the Deseret News, we should be comfortable with and directed by these values. They are values shared by our readership, our leadership team and our ownership. They also help us connect to good people from diverse cultural, religious and geographic backgrounds. From these values will emerge a series of key topics and issues that [...]

Mormons have been making headlines across the nation — from HBO’s “Big Love” to California’s Proposition 8, from David Archuleta to Stephenie Meyer, from Harry Reid to Glenn Beck. via LDS Church ramps up on global stage | The Salt Lake Tribune.

He applied to several schools with strong broadcasting programs and eventually chose BYU. Wrubell and his family had converted to the Mormon faith when he was 10 (he interrupted his stay at BYU to serve a two-year LDS Church mission in Brazil). via Greg Wrubell working his dream job | Mormon Times.

In her Big Apple LDS ward, McBaine saw many such women, who seemed empowered, not hindered, by belonging to the American-born church. via New LDS women’s site features unique stories, common faith | The Salt Lake Tribune.

A U.K. scribe sets aside objectivity to profile Mormons. At the same time, a Harvard professor attracts media attention, a Mormon will stay on another year with the Fighting Irish, the Philadelphia temple garners editorial support, and Harry and Rory Reid take different tacks in their Nevada campaigns. via Mormon Media Observer: Objectivity missing from [...]

It's an extreme makeover, image-style. Fearing that they have been mistakenly stereotyped by the public, Mormons have launched an aggressive advertising campaign to prove that they are just like everybody else. "We want to help people understand that we are not who they think we are," said Ron Wilson, the church official overseeing the campaign. [...]

We live in an era when the boundaries of good taste and public decency are being pushed to the point where there are no boundaries at all. The commandments of God have taken a beating in the vacillating marketplace of ideas that absolutely rejects the notion of right and wrong. Certain factions of society seem [...]

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – A new campaign hit the airwaves last week featuring people claiming to be Mormon. Church organizers say they are only the beginning. project manager Ron Wilson says the church's goal is to dispel so-called myths about Mormons and the Mormon religion. The ad campaign is the product of two [...]

"Music and the Spoken Word" featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the longest-running radio broadcast in the world, is being inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, a result of online balloting by the public. via LDS Church News – Mormon Tabernacle Choir to be inducted in National Radio Hall of Fame.

We call upon you in the arts, you my precious brothers and sisters, to expand your vision of what can be done. If we're going to fill the world with goodness and truth then we must have artists who are worthy to receive inspiration so they can bless the lives of our Heavenly Father and [...]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is running a major campaign promoting its religion on local television stations. via Mormon Church Conducting Ad Campaign – Jacksonville News Story – WJXT Jacksonville.

If you live on the Wasatch Front, you still can tune in to a radio station that programs classical music and produces broadcasts of local performing groups, introduced by passionate, knowledgeable hosts. Nationally, that’s becoming increasingly rare. via Light 50 candles for KBYU | The Salt Lake Tribune.

John Livingstone and John Starrs, two of the producers of BYU Virtual Tours, were guests this week of Steven Kapp Perry on "The Cricket and Seagull Fireside Chat." Have a listen as they explain the origins and challenges of the project, tell of the prestigious award their creation recently won, and, most importantly, talk about [...]

It’s interesting how two people can approach similar circumstances with entirely different outlooks. The optimist tries to look on the bright side, believes that good days are ahead, and holds on to the hope that things will get better. The pessimist sees dark rain clouds even on sunny days and believes that the best has [...]

Richard G. Oman's enthusiasm for and understanding of Arnold Friberg's now-iconic Book of Mormon paintings makes him the perfect person to walk us through these larger-than-life images most of us have grown up with. They are now on permanent display in the LDS Church Conference Center in Salt Lake City, meaning you can see them [...]

Power pick: Congratulations to the BYU Virtual Tours for winning a 2010 Silver Telly Award for its production of "The Mormon Tabernacle" for the "Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys" series. Producer and director John Starrs explains that "It's nice to see recognition for an historical, educational and religious production." Wow! What an honor! via Bloggernacle Back [...]

Students worked under the direction of the Ad Council on the project. The BYU Ad Lab is the only student-run advertising agency that serves on the Ad Council, the leading producer of public service advertisements in America. via BYU Ad Lab behind new Smokey Bear DVD.

B.U.M.P. Limited is pleased to announce that Starrs Universal has won a first-place 2010 Silver Telly Award for its media production of "The Mormon Tabernacle" for Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys, part of the BYU Virtual Tours series. Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys is a co-production of Brigham Young University Religious Education and Starrs Universal. John Starrs, [...]

A U.S. Supreme Court decision likely means the identity of those who support or contribute to political causes such as California's Proposition 8 will be subject to public disclosure. On June 24, the court ruled 8-1 in Doe v. Reed that people who sign petitions to place referendums on state ballots don't have a general [...]

We call upon you in the arts, you my precious brothers and sisters, to expand your vision of what can be done. If we're going to fill the world with goodness and truth then we must have artists who are worthy to receive inspiration so they can bless the lives of our Heavenly Father and [...]

To our young people, the glorious youth of this generation, I say, be true. Hold to the faith. Stand firmly for what you know to be right. You face tremendous temptation. It comes at you in the halls of popular entertainment, on the Internet, in the movies, on television, in cheap literature, and in other [...]

We need to have an organization of skilled and talented people worldwide who know how to use the media. We have to move toward the time when we have a core of people in communications. In fact, I look forward to the day when we have a thousand highly skilled people in the Church in [...]

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