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Author Gladstone, Brooke.

Title The influencing machine : Brooke Gladstone on the media / illustrated by Josh Neufeld ; with additional penciling by Randy Jones and Susann Ferris-Jones.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 2012.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  302.23 GLA    AVAILABLE
 Princeton PL Graphic Novel - PRGG-8  GN 302.23 GLA    AVAILABLE
Edition First paperback edition.
Description xxii, 181 pages : illustrations (chiefly illustrations) ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-170) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Gladstone, Brooke -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Journalism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Broadcast journalism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Added Author Neufeld, Josh.
Jones, Randy, 1950-
Jones, Susann.
ISBN 0393342468 paperback
9780393342468 paperback

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