(2011)

W. W. Norton, 2011 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
23.95 USD; 28.00 CAD
Pages
192
On-sale Date
2011-05-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Brand
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ISBN
978-0-393-07779-7; 0-393-07779-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780393077797 52395
Editing
Tom Mayer (editor); Neil Swaab (book design); Anna Oler (production manager)
Color
Two Color
Dimensions
7.3 " x 9.3 "
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Graphic Novel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Editing
Mark Melnick (cover design)

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone
Keywords
Media; Radio; Technology

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (Table of Contents: 1)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone
Synopsis
Title pages, indicia, dedication
Keywords
media; Technology

[Contents] (Table of Contents: 2)

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Genre
non-fiction

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; James Tilly Matthews; Victor Tausk; Natalija A.; Dorothy Gale (cameo); Toto (cameo); Cowardly Lion (camero); Tin Woodsman (cameo); Scarecrow of Oz (cameo)
Synopsis
Introduction to the concept and themes of the book. Mostly told in comic book panels, interspersed with a few typeset pages with illustrations. Within the introduction are separate stories: "Meet the Author," "Patient Zero," and "The Body Electric."
Keywords
media; mental illness; Psychotherapy; radio; technology

In the Beginning (Table of Contents: 4)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Julius Caesar (cameo); John Milton (cameo)
Synopsis
The development of journalism and media, going back to the ancient world (Egypt, the Mayans, Greece, and Rome) and then the European Middle Ages.
Keywords
media; technology

The American Exception (Table of Contents: 5)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In New York, printer John Peter Zenger is charged with seditious libel for publishing criticism of the King's governor.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
John Peter Zenger; Andrew Hamilton; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; Samuel Adams; George Washington (cameo)
Synopsis
The development of media in the United States.
Keywords
civil rights; legal system; media; United States

Existential Angst (Table of Contents: 6)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

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"I quit, boys!"
Genre
non-fiction; history; war
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Abraham Lincoln; Woodrow Wilson; Martin Dies; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Senator Joseph McCarthy; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Joseph Welch; Edward R. Murrow; Lyndon Johnson; Walter Cronkite; Richard Nixon; Daniel Ellsberg; H.R. Haldeman; Ronald Ziegler; Anthony Russo; Justice Hugo Black; Carl Bernstein; Bob Woodward; Senator Frank Church; George W. Bush; Barack Obama; Ronald Reagan (cameo); Mikhail Gorbachev (cameo); I.F. Stone (cameo); Thomas Jefferson (cameo)
Synopsis
A discussion of the First Amendment as it relates to journalism and the government.
Keywords
First Amendment; free speech; journalism; media; presidents; United States; war

Canis Journalistic (Table of Contents: 7)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

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"Journalists are like dogs -- whenever anything moves they begin to bark.
Genre
humor; non-fiction; history
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Arthur Schopenhauer (cameo); Henrik Ibsen (cameo); William Butler Yeats (cameo); Bobby Fischer (cameo); Helen Thomas; Albert Camus; H.R. Haldeman; Ronald Reagan (cameo); Anderson Cooper (cameo); Senator Mary Landrieu (cameo); Michael Chertoff (cameo); Oprah Winfrey (cameo); Mayor Ray Nagin (cameo); Jim Caviezel (cameo); Jim Amoss (cameo)
Synopsis
An overview of the changing performance and reputation of the news media.
Keywords
approval ratings; disaster; journalists; media; misinformation; polls; war

Birds on a Wire (Table of Contents: 8)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right after September 11, 2001, polls saw public trust in the media soar.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Bill O'Reilly (cameo); Barry McCaffrey (cameo); Helen Thomas (cameo)
Synopsis
A warning to journalists to do their job, regardless of their popularity.
Keywords
media; opinion polls; terrorism; trust; war

News You CAN'T Use (Table of Contents: 9)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But news consumers complain more about inaccuracy than cowardice.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Chris Hansen; Alberto Gonzalez (cameo); Ken Lanning; Carl Bialik; Mark Twain; William Randolph Hearst; Frederic Remington;Lou Dobbs; Lesley Stahl (cameo); Claud Cockburn
Synopsis
A discussion of media accuracy, exaggeration, and the age of Yellow Journalism

The Great Refusal (Table of Contents: 10)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember what W.B. Yeats said about journalists?
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; William Butler Yeats; John F. Kennedy (cameo)
Synopsis
Discussion of whether journalists should — or need to — pick sides on issues that they cover.

Bias (Table of Contents: 11)

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Brooke Gladstone
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In a 2009 poll, 60% of respondents charged news organizations with bias, up from 45% in 1985.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Arthur Sulzberger Jr.; Rush Limbaugh; Andrew Cline; George W. Bush (cameo); Hillary Clinton (cameo); John Kerry (cameo); Barack Obama (cameo); Al Gore (cameo); John McCain; Tim Russert; John Rennie; Charles Darwin (cameo); Michael Crichton (cameo)
Synopsis
A look at the various forms of actual bias that news consumers should be aware of: Commercial Bias, Bad News Bias, Status Quo Bias, Access Bias, Visual Bias, Narrative Bias, and Fairness Bias.
Keywords
bias; journalism; media; objectivity; politics

War (Table of Contents: 12)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every media bias shows up in war reporting, in spades.
Genre
non-fiction; history; war
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; William Howard Russell; Prince Albert (cameo); William T. Sherman (cameo); Horace Greeley (cameo); George Smalley (cameo); Joe Hooker (cameo); Hiram Johnson (cameo); Woodrow Wilson; George Creel (cameo); George Seldes; Paul von Hindenberg; General Pershing (cameo); Edward R. Murrow; Ernie Pyle; William Laurence; Wilfred Burchett (cameo); George Weller (cameo); John Hersey; Dan Rather (cameo); Morley Safe (cameo)r; Lyndon Johnson (cameo); Frank Stanton (cameo); Walter Cronkite (cameo); Ronald Reagan; Jack Shafer; John Burnett; Michael Herr;
Synopsis
The issues confronted by journalists in covering American wars, from the Civil War onwards.
Keywords
access; atomic bomb; bias; censorship; Civil War; media; Vietnam War; war; World War I; World War II

Objectivity (Table of Contents: 13)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld; Randy Jones; Susann Ferris-Jones
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Objectivity emerges as a selling point in American journalism... when the price of a newspaper drops to a penny.
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; James Gordon Bennett (cameo); Adolph Ochs; Tristan Tzara (cameo); Edward Burnays (cameo); Walter Lippmann; Walter Cronkite; Terry Shrunk (cameo); Senator W.J. Stone; Monica Lewinsky (cameo); Bill Clinton (cameo); Hillary Clinton (cameo); George Will (cameo); Cokie Roberts (cameo); Len Downie (cameo); Michael Kinsley; Ethan Bronner (cameo)
Synopsis
A discussion of the virtues and dangers of objectivity when it comes to covering the news.
Keywords
bias; history; journalism; media; newspapers; objectivity; penny press; war; Yellow Journalism

Disclosure (Table of Contents: 14)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld; Randy Jones; Susann Ferris-Jones
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thirty years ago, we didn't have so many options...
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Ida Tarbell (cameo); David Weinberger; Jeff Jarvis (cameo); James Poniewozik (cameo);
Synopsis
A discussion of the concept of transparency and openness in news reporting and analysis.
Keywords
bias; Democrats; disclosure; misinformation; politics; Republicans; Tarot cards; transparency

The Matrix in Me (Table of Contents: 15)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld; Randy Jones; Susann Ferris-Jones
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Josh Neufeld
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You can see it when you look out your window... when you turn on your television... when you go to work.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Morpheus (the Matrix); Neo (the Matrix); Brooke Gladstone; Brendan Nyhan; Walt Whitman (cameo); Leon Festinger; Dorothy Martin; Donald Thomson; Sarah Palin (cameo); James Fitzjames Stephen (cameo)
Synopsis
A discussion of how our impulses and reactions are often driven by non-rational instincts.
Keywords
belief; employment; religion; technology; The Matrix

The Influencing Machines (Table of Contents: 16)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld; Randy Jones; Susann Ferris-Jones
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld
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Josh Neufeld

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So as we all stand on the mountain — which way do we go?
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Spock; Marx Brothers (cameo); Cass Sunstein (cameo); Nicholas Carr; Newton N. Minow (cameo); Neil Postman; Gutenberg; Barnaby Rich; Tibor Braun; Douglas Adams
Synopsis
Discussion of the internet's tendency to create echo chambers, and whether it expands our world view or diminishes it. Also a look into whether our access to more information actually makes us smarter.
Keywords
echo chambers; internet; knowledge; media; technology

... Um, Panic? (Table of Contents: 17)

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Brooke Gladstone
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Josh Neufeld; Randy Jones; Susann Ferris-Jones
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But why shouldn't I panic?
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Sheena Iyengar (cameo); Mark Lepper (cameo); Benjamin Scheibehenne (cameo); Clay Shirky; Lynn Smith-Lovin (cameo); Lee Rainie; Nicholas Carr; Kate Haynes
Synopsis
Further discussion of the internet's power to connect — or disconnect — people, and the question of information overload.
Keywords
internet; knowledge; reading; society; technology

I, Robot (Table of Contents: 18)

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Brooke Gladstone
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
On April 1, 2009, biomedical engineer Adam Wilson posted to Twitter by using a cap with sensors that could read his brainwaves.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Adam Wilson (cameo); Marshall McLuhan (cameo); George Dyson (cameo); Ray Kurzweil; Jaron Lanier
Synopsis
A look at a possible future where technology is integrated into human biology.
Keywords
cyborgs; Hierarchy of Needs; media; Planet of the Apes; technology

...I, Media (Table of Contents: 19)

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Brooke Gladstonek
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How can we ensure the our development as moral and social animals keeps pace with our rapidly evolving communications technology?
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Brooke Gladstone; Yochai Benkler (cameo); Robert Wright; Genghis Khan (cameo)
Synopsis
The book's final chapter considers the implications of an increasingly hi-tech media environment. The book ends with the statement, "We get the media we deserve."
Keywords
forecasting; history; media; morality; technology

Acknowledgements (Table of Contents: 20)

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Brooke Gladstone; Josh Neufeld
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Gladstone and Neufeld write their acknowledgements.

Sources (Table of Contents: 21)

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Synopsis
A chapter-by-chapter listing of sources.
Keywords
index; sources
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
  3. 2. [Contents]
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. In the Beginning
  6. 5. The American Exception
  7. 6. Existential Angst
  8. 7. Canis Journalistic
  9. 8. Birds on a Wire
  10. 9. News You CAN'T Use
  11. 10. The Great Refusal
  12. 11. Bias
  13. 12. War
  14. 13. Objectivity
  15. 14. Disclosure
  16. 15. The Matrix in Me
  17. 16. The Influencing Machines
  18. 17. ... Um, Panic?
  19. 18. I, Robot
  20. 19. ...I, Media
  21. 20. Acknowledgements
  22. 21. Sources
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