The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

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Book
ISBN 10
0393077799 
ISBN 13
9780393077797 
Category
Mass Communications & Media  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
1st Edition 
Publication Year
2011 
Pages
192 
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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 me - from Amzon 
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