How to Watch TV News

How to Watch TV News

Book - 2008
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A scathing and prescient look at television news'now updated for the new tech-savvy generation

Television news : genuine information or entertainment fodder? Fifteen years ago, Neil Postman, a pioneer in media education and author of the bestselling Amusing Ourselves to Death , and Steve Powers, an award-winning broadcast journalist, concluded that anyone who relies exclusively on their television for accurate world news is making a big mistake. A cash cow laden with money from advertisers, so-called news shows glut viewers with celebrity coverage at the cost of things they really should know. Today, this message is still appallingly true but the problems have multiplied? along with the power of the Internet and the abundance of cable channels. A must-read for anyone concerned with the way media is manipulating our worldview, this newly revised edition addresses the evolving technology and devolving quality of America's television news programming.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2008.
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780143113775
Branch Call Number: 070.43 POSTMAN 2008
Characteristics: xiii, 178 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Powers, Steve Ph. D.


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Nov 24, 2017

I've always loved Postman's writings. He introduces the lay person to some intricate issues. I wish he would release an updated version for our "fake news" era.


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