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5-1-2020

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By analyzing religious journalism under the influence of Jesse Mercer as a defender of religious liberty and looking at how his impact on religious journalism provoked journalism and education, the future of the topic can be discussed and better understood. Based on evidence of religious journalism in Georgia from Mercer to today, there are positives and negatives that will affect religious journalism in the future. The goal of the project is to report on Jesse Mercer as a pioneer of religious journalism and to give a history of his legacy. I will present the findings of my research in order to begin a discussion of how Jesse Mercer impacted religious journalism in his time and how his influence has been carried out at Mercer University and throughout Georgia. This discussion will promote both religion and journalism by combining the two in a research project aimed at analyzing the life and legacy of Jesse Mercer, founder of Mercer University and editor of The Christian Index.

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May 1st, 12:00 AM

The Legacy of Jesse Mercer: His Influence on Journalism and Education as Components of Religious Journalism

By analyzing religious journalism under the influence of Jesse Mercer as a defender of religious liberty and looking at how his impact on religious journalism provoked journalism and education, the future of the topic can be discussed and better understood. Based on evidence of religious journalism in Georgia from Mercer to today, there are positives and negatives that will affect religious journalism in the future. The goal of the project is to report on Jesse Mercer as a pioneer of religious journalism and to give a history of his legacy. I will present the findings of my research in order to begin a discussion of how Jesse Mercer impacted religious journalism in his time and how his influence has been carried out at Mercer University and throughout Georgia. This discussion will promote both religion and journalism by combining the two in a research project aimed at analyzing the life and legacy of Jesse Mercer, founder of Mercer University and editor of The Christian Index.