BROOKE GLADSTONE THE INFLUENCING MACHINE PDF

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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Brooke Gladstone on the Media. Scott McCloud’s trilogy of books about comics are perhaps the best example nowadays, and pretty close in style to The Influencing Machine, as Gladstone takes a similar fourth-wall-breaking style of talking.

We put the book together section by section chapter by chapter.

Maybe we’re getting dumber. He returns Gladstone’s praise.

The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone and Josh Neufeld – review

Jan 12, Dan Phillips rated it it was ok Shelves: But, eventually, when the news of the massive human damage civilian centers were bombed, not military bases the public were finally horrified. I see our most hallowed journalistic institutions crumbling, I see the business model that relied on mass audiences being displaced, with stunning speed, by one that survives by aggregating millions of tiny, targeted audience fragments.

The Influencing Machine was released in hardcover in May There is a lot of good information in this book, which is told in the form of a comic, with illustrations by Josh Neufeld I really liked his book about Hurricane Katrina, A.

But I’ve watched journalists cover countless catastrophes, elections, political gridlock, moral iinfluencing, and several wars. And early history of journalism is rife with biased coverage. I can confidently say that this is broke first comic book with end notes that I have ever read.

The Influencing Machine Gladstone’s central metaphor for the media is to equate it with the mechanical mind-control engines that feature in the delusional fantasies of some famous 19th-century paranoids is a smart and funny graphic history of journalism and a meditation on the roles and responsibilities of journali I learned about this book from the same ALA “Best Graphic Nonfiction” list that yielded Harvey Pekar’s forgettable Beat history. Much like McCloud in Understanding Comics, Gladstone is the omniscient and comical shape-shifting narrator of the book, popping up as the headless Marie Antoinette to explain “Patient Zero,” one of the earliest known cases of public hysteria over science or what then passed for science.

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The Influencing Machine

This is very true given the situation today where people believe media is a consp I am grateful to Facebook using which I stumbled upon this book. Neufeld, a much acclaimed creator of autobiographical comics, who has worked with the late Harvey Pekar, among others, on a variety of nonfiction comics works, has been nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards for A. 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.

What a great book.

Her apparent thesis in the introduction – that consumers and advertisers cause media bias – did not seem to be the guiding thesis of her discussion, which spanned history, psychology, and perso Graphic novel about media bias and information seeking behavior written by NPR correspondent broike pretty much my ideal nonfiction book, but somehow I didn’t enjoy this very much. All the great nonfiction comics works—books like Logicomix, for instance—are narrative driven.

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone

Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman were no surprise, but imagine my pleasure at seeing George Eliot, not just quoted but depicted in cartoon! Occasionally, I would find image ideas or script elements that I felt could be clarified, and we would talk those over before I actually broke the script down on paper.

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But this machine is a delusion: Gladstone covers virtually every aspect of free speech you can think of, save, I dunno, maybe three. The newspapers were fed a rabidly pro-atomic line by a pet journo stooge. A woman next to me at a coffee shop, who clearly reads lots of comic work, remarked “Sheesh, that’s a lot of words for a comic! The Influencing Machine Gladstone’s central metaphor for the media is to equate it with the mechanical mind-control engines that feature in the delusional fantasies of some famous 19th-century paranoids is a smart and funny graphic history of journalism and a meditation on the roles and responsibilities of journalists in a free society.

Videos About This Book. In this case, how the media influences us. Want to Read saving…. New Orleans After the Delugean acclaimed comics nonfiction account of five survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New OrleansGladstone brings her signature style of radio reporting—serious yet lightly ironic scrutiny of the tough issues around contemporary journalism, delivered in her inimitable New York nasal voice—to the comics medium.

She covers bias, court cases, technology, multiculturalism, war, and so much more with the aid of Josh Neufeld’s incredible illustrations. So every time you see something in the media you’ll know where it came from, you’ll be able to see the antecedents and maybe peer ahead to the next phase. Critics of the media will often sound paranoiac as they compare the media to an influencing machine.

This deft little book tells the story of media and influence, historically and technologically, and manages to be not just readable but also extremely difficult to put down.

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