3 Oct The Influencing Machine. by Brooke Gladstone (Norton; $). Written by the co-host of NPR’s excellent weekend program “On the Media,”. The Influencing Machine has ratings and reviews. Diane said: Everything I’ve been reading lately is a reaction to November’s presidential elect.. . 16 May Brooke Gladstone, longtime cohost of On the Media, NPR’s weekly radio show on journalism and media, has turned to comics: The Influencing.
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Aug 10, Lisa rated it liked it. New York Rights Fair. We’ve been here before: And she trots out a variety of studies and prominent journalism and media analysts—from Michael Kinsley and Clay Shirky to Robert Wright, Lee Rainie, and Yochai Benkler—to challenge the proliferation of arguments claiming “digital culture makes you stupid” by critics such as Jaron Lanier, Nicholas Carr, and others.
Oct 05, Matt rated it it was amazing. It was an assigned text for Veronica, and I see something catching lying around, I have to snake it from other family members, brookke they wouldn’t know where to look for it. I could go on, but I risk talking myself into dropping this book’s rating yet another star.
That’s because there never really was a distinction, and now that everyone carries a potential printing press in a back pocket or purse, there’s no use pretending that there is. There’s no logic in dismissing the idea that anyone can be impartial and then attacking journalists who aren’t impartial.
But today’s generation of kids are different from their grandparents and future machinr may be more alien than we realize. The jaunty comic book style drawings and the irreverent tone make it look like it’s going to be an all out Michael Moore style attack on the status quo and the mainstream media, but the more you read the less you can figure out where the author really stands on anything.
But ultimately, I ended up feeling the same way about this book as I do about Brooke Gladstone’s better-k I had high hopes for this “media manifesto in comic book form,” as it seemed to be very similar in style both graphically and narratively inluencing Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics.
If anyone needs proof that graphic novels aren’t for sissy readers, they should be introduced to this book. Brooke Gladstone on the Media by Brooke Gladstone writer. Not only do they discuss bias, war, and technology, they also get into the idea of what makes us macchine human and where technology can lead us. Anyone who has listened to Gladstone reporting on On the Media will immediately recognize both her tone and approach, as she reinterprets her broadcast style for a book as well as for a comic.
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Brooke Gladstone on the Media 1 2 May 22, Gladstone is brokke narrator and visual tour guide, popping up throughout Neufeld’s comic panels as both her contemporary self and camouflaged alongside historical figures. But you’re in there, reflected somewhere, and so is everyone else including people you dislike.
We are all the media. Its message——that the power to enact progress resides less in the machinations of institutions and social networks than in everyday choices made by common people——is timely and true. The 10 Best Emily Dickinson Poems.
Brooke Gladstone on the Media is a nonfiction graphic novel by journalist Brooke Gladstone and cartoonist Josh Neufeld. This combination is the worst of both worlds. Sometimes the press leads the public; sometimes the public leads the press.
Gladstone says we live in a time when media are being transformed by technology, from the Internet to blogs, smartphones, tablets, and Twitter, and technology offers both the good the ability to spread a great story instantly and the bad the ability to spread a lie even faster. May 13, Daron rated it it was amazing Shelves: Then we forget and learn again. They aren’t well calibrated; they’re fogged, and cracked. The donut is journalism’s sweet spot: The Influencing Machine is a history of the media and how its impact has evolved over time.
Engaging and entertaining, but I disagree with the central claim of the book that “We get the media we deserve.
Legal doctrine holds that “the greater the truth the greater the libel”–the greater the threat to Divine Right. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.
There are a million worthy excerpts in this book but here are a few that I managed to capture and note down and I am adding them as quotes in Goodreads.
In fact, it’s been far worse and the Republic survives.
I had to skim through a lot of it. The best part of the book for me, though, was Daniel Hallin’s donut: The pictures added nothing, and there were way too many words, to be honest. This phenomena, as skillfully presented by Gladstone, is about more than media influence.
That horror is what the government sought to avoid, yet it’s precisely that horror which ensured public opinion went against dropping more of them and which, it seems plausible to me, helped to prevent further such horrors.
In other words, the weak-willed lapdogs that we saw in Washington inluencing Bush’s administration weren’t an exception. I’m not half so optimistic as Gladstone.
The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld – review | Books | The Guardian
Name and email address are required. In this case, fortunately, the praise was warranted. Maybe we’re getting dumber. Cartoon Movement Blog of Cartoon Movement, the Internet’s 1 publishing platform for high quality political cartoons.