Brooke Gladstone, longtime cohost of On the Media, NPR’s weekly radio show on journalism and media, has turned to comics: The Influencing. Q and A with Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld. First off, Brooke, what is “The Influencing Machine” besides the title of your book? Victor Tausk, one of Freud’s . The Influencing Machine has ratings and reviews. Diane said: Everything I’ve been reading lately is a reaction to November’s presidential elect.. .

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Inspired by Scott McCloudBrooke Infulencing was brimming with ideas about the history of journalism and the impact, evolution, and continuing relevance of the media.

It does this by pointing how messed up the media has been over the history of man. Gladstone knows whereof she writes: It’s fascinating stuff, but more questions are raised than answered, and so it just feels like a big, wide-eyed jumble. That this book comes with such amazing blurbs by such eminent personalities speaks more about the media than the book itself does. Customer Service If you have questions: Believe it, Lords and Commons, they who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as good as brioke ye suppress yourselves.

It manages to blend the seriousness of the issue with a light touch and plenty of humor.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Siamo noi a scegliere cosa vogliamo leggere o meno, noi a glaadstone quali notizie ci attirano, noi ad alimentare la voglia di sangue, di scandali, di notizie superficiali.

Media consolidation has drastically reduced variety. She unapologetically says that the media is plural. I think this book has so much information and so many ideas, it just takes time to thoroughly think through everything and digest it all. We learn from our mistakes. Gladstone starts the book by saying there is nothing “conspiratorial” about mainstream media – a remark I can only imagine is an unnamed naming of Manufacturing Consent, which, wh Disappointing.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And since it is a graphic novel, it goes without saying that there are a lot of pictures to assist in conveying the ideas.

The Influencing Machine

But slowly as the truth came out, people loved the exact opposite thought that sending troops to Iraq was a mistake. O ver here, Brooke Gladstone is an unknown quantity.

Jan 12, Dan Phillips rated it machone was ok Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Despite being a graphic novel, the book goes deeper than surface-level on many occasions. However, all in all, this is an informative, thought-provoking book for those interesting in some introductory media criticism. Of course, there’s only so much they can g “The more people participate in the media, the more they hate the machibe.

The Influencing Machine has no pretensions of being more than it is. The donut hole is the sphere of consensus, “the region of motherhood and apple pie”.

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Aug 10, Lisa rated it liked it. Please do read despite my 3. 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.

The force macuine public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. Jun 06, Lee added it. Trivia About The Influencing M The Influencing Machine is a fascinating journey through US news history, contextualising many modern complaints about the media, and showing how these are problems that have plagued the media for decades.


The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

Indeed, in an interview with Gladstone and Neufeld at the PW offices she was about to leave for Egyptshe laughed heartily when we joked that she should call the book Understanding Media, in reference to the work of comics’ theoretician Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comicsa celebrated and serious critical examination of the formal elements of the comics medium delivered in the visual language of comics itself.

Views Read Edit View history. All this said, I highly recommend this. But today’s generation of kids are different from their grandparents and future generations may be more alien than we realize.

Dec 26, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. The illustrations were great. Throughout I was scandalized by the tidbits of information about falsehoods, lies, and tampering that goes on in the media.

It’s “a call to action,” Gladstone adds, noting, “The challenge was to structure the book so I can weave all these essential strands together.

Instead, it posits that the media is a mirror — sometimes a distorted one — reflecting society’s beliefs and morals beooke at itself. And I’m tempted to read the thing again, just because the comic influencign format allowed me to breeze through it almost too easily for something whose subject matter is actually pretty weighty. Esistono solo giornali che rispondono alla domanda e al mercato. So we created an avatar that flies through time, changing her wardrobe and sometimes her shape.