The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 23, 2011 - Social Science - 192 pages

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

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. Owing to the graphic format, this book is readable only on larger screens and devices.

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User Review  - raschneid - LibraryThing

Graphic novel about media bias and information seeking behavior written by NPR correspondent - pretty much my ideal nonfiction book, but somehow I didn't enjoy this very much. Perhaps because ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A meandering and thoughtful view on the media. Delivers many ideas very efficiently - graphic nonfiction is a very unusual method for a book, it works quite well. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.

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