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The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

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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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"Mind-opening, thought-provoking and incredibly timely... An absolutely spectacular read."--Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

Synopsis:

A 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.

About the Author

Brooke Gladstone is cohost of NPR's On the Media and former senior editor of All Things Considered. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.Josh Neufeld is the author of the New York Times bestseller A. D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and A Few Perfect Hours. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393342468
Author:
Gladstone, Brooke
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Neufeld, Josh
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
two-color illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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