Did you now that many newspapers in the 18th and 19th century were Christian newspapers, with writers and editors that sought to promote a Christian worldview? Obviously, much has changed. With solid historical research, this presentation illuminates the Christian roots of American journalism, and how it became prodigal, turning its back on those Christian roots. But it ends on a hopeful note. Just as the prodigal son in Scripture eventually returned to his father’s house, we will close by discussing how new technologies are creating new opportunities for Christians to return American journalism and media in general to its Christian roots.