Spin! How the News Media Misinform and Why Consumers Misunderstand
“Spin brings to light a controversial and critical issue–how the media can shape the news instead of report it. As a PhD … (the author) gives a unique insight into the pressures, politics, and changes in the media that lead to quickly reporting, and sensationalizing stories, based on scanty evidence all to get lots of readers. Journalistic integrity seems to be waning.”
“Dr. Conrad’s last chapter gives solutions for news media to do things in ways that have more integrity, honesty and accountability. This is brilliant and essential if we are to become more transparent and truthful as a society.”
Ever watched the news and felt like something was missing? Or read a news story and felt like you were being misled? This book explains why. The news industry has changed dramatically in recent years and not for the best. From Sarah Palin to Toyota, from science to environmental advocacy, the waters of truth are frequently muddied by the news media. This book reviews studies about the news media by researchers, it describes the author’s personal experiences in dealing with reporters and it details a number of real-life examples that dig deep beyond headlines.
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Publisher: XSG Media
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“Soul. Punk. Union.” CD
“This record was recorded over three weekends in Hayward, California. Andro Ernst engineered and produced at Art of Ears studio. We used a Vox 4-Watt amp (Todd), a Marshall 5-Watt amp (Garrett), and a 30-Watt amp (Cody, playing through an Ampeg Gemini II) for the recording. All amps used were class-A and turned all the way up. Bob played vintage Tama Superstar drums, Saluda Cymbals and Ludwig snares. We care about tone. Probably too much.
“Thanks to all of our friends, in bands and otherwise. You know who you are and how much we love you. That’s all we need to say in thanks. Love all of you, absolutely.
“All songs by The Firebombing, except “No Love Lost” (Joy Division) and ‘Shout Bamalama’ (Otis Redding) – and a line was stolen from TS Eliot for ‘Can’t Repent.’ But don’t tell anyone.”
Track 2: Distance
Track 11: And the Whiskey Rolled in to Us Like the Sea