The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
A visionary and opinionated work of graphic nonfiction on the media and its discontents.Nearly one million weekly listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the distortions and complexities of the modern media. This brilliant radio personality now bursts onto the page as an... show more
A visionary and opinionated work of graphic nonfiction on the media and its discontents.Nearly one million weekly listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the distortions and complexities of the modern media. This brilliant radio personality now bursts onto the page as an illustrated character in vivid comics drawn by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld. The cartoon of Brooke conducts the reader through two millennia of history-from the newspapers in Caesar's Rome to the penny press of the American Revolution and the manipulations of contemporary journalism. Gladstone's manifesto debunks the notion that "The Media" is an external force, outside of our control, since we've begun directly constructing, filtering, and responding to what we watch and read. With fascinating digressions, sobering anecdotes, and brave analytical wit, The Influencing Machine equips us to be smart, savvy, informed consumers and shapers of the media. It shows that we have met the media and it is us. So now what? Two-color illustrations
Publish date: May 23rd 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
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This is a book about Rhetoric, which gets such short shrift these days that I don't have a shelf for it. It was an assigned text for Veronica, and I see something catching lying around, I have to snake it from other family members, otherwise they wouldn't know where to look for it. If you're unfamil...
This was an interesting overview of changing attitudes in journalism and what makes for a good news media outlet. Although nothing is really covered in-depth a broad variety of media related topics are covered including various laws passed to stifle critique of government and various forms of bias ...