Influence of Media

The influencing machine : Brooke Gladstone on the media by Brooke GladstoneThe influencing machine : Brooke Gladstone on the media
Gladstone, Brooke
2011
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?Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics
It's not news, it's fark : how mass media tries to pass crap off as news  by Drew CurtisIt's not news, it's fark : how mass media tries to pass crap off as news
Curtis, Drew
2007
Fark.com has taken the Internet by storm by featuring real, funny news. In his first book, founder Curtis exposes the stranger-than-fiction media patterns that prove just how little reporting is going on in the media world today. His 12 entertaining but undeniable patterns include fear-mongering in the absence of facts, the bogus press release and media-fatigue. His book is a witty wake-up call, exposing the news that was never fit for print in the first place. Curtis' website has 40 million page views a month and is a top 100 English language website.Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics
Weapons of mass distortion : the coming meltdown of the liberal media by L. Brent BozellWeapons of mass distortion : the coming meltdown of the liberal media
Bozell, L. Brent
2005
The meltdown of the liberal media has finally begun. Find out where we're headed, and what it all means, from leading media watchdog L. Brent Bozell III. In the explosive book WEAPONS OF MASS DISTORTION, Bozell presents the definitive account of how the liberal media are finally losing their stranglehold on the news industry because of their stubborn refusal to abandon - or even acknowledge - their bias. And in a brand-new chapter for the paperback, he reveals how we're now in the midst of a revolutionary transformation: the liberal media meltdown - the very meltdown that Bozell describes in this book. Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics
The media equation : how people treat computers, televisions, and new media like real people and places by Byron ReevesThe media equation : how people treat computers, televisions, and new media like real people and places
Reeves, Byron
1996
According to popular wisdom, humans never relate to a computer or a television program in the same way they relate to another human being. Or do they? The psychological and sociological complexities of the relationship could be greater than you think. In an extraordinary revision of received wisdom, Byron Reeves and Clifford Nass demonstrate convincingly in The Media Equation that interactions with computers, television, and new communication technologies are identical to real social relationships and to the navigation of real physical spaces. Using everyday language, the authors explain their novel ideas in a way that will engage general readers with an interest in cutting-edge research at the intersection of psychology, communication and computer technology. The result is an accessible summary of exciting ideas for modern times. As Bill Gates says, '(they) … have shown us some amazing things'.Enriched Content Provided by Syndetics