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The influencing machine : Brooke Gladstone on the media

Author: Brooke Gladstone; Josh Neufeld; Randy Jones; Susann Jones
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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The cartoon of Brooke Gladstone 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Brooke Gladstone
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brooke Gladstone; Josh Neufeld; Randy Jones; Susann Jones
ISBN: 0393342468 9780393342468
OCLC Number: 793820295
Description: xxii, 181 pages : illustrations (chiefly illustrations) ; 23 cm
Contents: In the beginning --
The American exception --
Existential angst --
Canis journalisticus --
Birds on a wire --
News you can't use --
The great refusal --
Bias --
War --
Objectivity --
Disclosure --
The matrix in me --
The influencing machines --
Um, panic? --
I, robot --
I media.
Responsibility: illustrated by Josh Neufeld ; with additional penciling by Randy Jones and Susann Ferris-Jones.

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The cartoon of Brooke Gladstone 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.

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