How to Watch TV News (Revised Edition)

How to Watch TV News (Revised Edition)

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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.

ISBN: 9780143113775

Published Date: June 24, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 178

Size: 7.78" l x 5.04" w x 0.50"