The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

by Brooke Gladstone, Josh Neufeld
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

by Brooke Gladstone, Josh Neufeld

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Overview

New York Times Bestseller
With a New Afterword

“A comic book with zest and brains—one that just might help a reader understand the brave new world.” —The New Yorker

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. An invaluable introduction to how the media works from one of the acknowledged masters of the industry, this tenth anniversary edition brings the story up to date, with new illustrations and an afterword that offers a deep examination of the rise of social media and the public’s responsibility in a time of division and disinformation.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393541571
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,040,274
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Brooke Gladstone is the host of NPR’s On the Media and former senior editor of All Things Considered. She has won numerous awards for her work including two Peabody Awards and a National Press Club Award. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

In the Beginning 3

The American Exception 9

Existential Angst 22

Canis Journalisticus 35

Birds on a Wire 43

News You Can't Use 47

The Great Refusal 57

Bias 60

War 71

Objectivity 96

Disclosure 111

The Matrix in Me 117

The Influencing Machines 129

Um, Panic? 137

I, Robot 145

I, Media 150

Afterword 159

Acknowledgments 165

Sources 169

Index 179

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