Influencing Machine Brooke Gladstone on the Media

ISBN-10: 0393077799

ISBN-13: 9780393077797

Edition: 2011

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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?
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Brooke Gladstone is cohost of NPR's On the Media and former senior editor of All Things Considered. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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