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The influencing machine : Brooke Gladstone on the media

by Brooke Gladstone; Josh Neufeld; Randy Jones; Susann Jones

  Print book  |  1st ed

The history of the news media, in graphic novel format.   (2012-01-26)


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by vicky.maloy

This graphic novel on our society's relationship with media is strongest when debunking the myth of an objective and unbiased media. Brooke Gladstone wanders through history showing the roots of our news systems and the connections that created our American media today. 

The art was simple, restricted to a palate of black, white, and blue. Many cultural references were included in the illustrations, adding to the enjoyment of the reading experience. 

The book ended with a plea for readers to take "an active role in our media consumption." The SOPA/PIPA protests that occurred on January 18th, 2012, the week before I finished this book, would be an excellent example of the internet doing just that.

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