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The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media - Brooke Gladstone, Josh Neufeld
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
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"Mind-opening, thought-provoking and incredibly timely… An absolutely spectacular read."—Cory Doctorow, BoingBoingA million listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the complexities of the modern media. Bursting onto the page in vivid comics by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld,... show more
"Mind-opening, thought-provoking and incredibly timely… An absolutely spectacular read."—Cory Doctorow, BoingBoingA million listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the complexities of the modern media. Bursting onto the page in vivid comics by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld, this brilliant radio personality guides us through two millennia of media history, debunking the notion that "The Media" is an external force beyond our control and equipping us to be savvy consumers and shapers of the news. two-color illustrations
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393342468 (0393342468)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media - Brooke Gladstone, Josh Neufeld
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...
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
3.0 Some good parts, but overall disappointing
Very patchy... I really enjoyed Gladstone's exploration of the history of journalism. The first publication of community news was written by scribes of the Egyptian pharoes, for PR purposes. Bad events could be blamed on the pharoe's enemies, and good events could be credited to his fair leadership....
Intensely Focused
Intensely Focused rated it
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 ...
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