Media Makeover: Improving The News One Click at a Time [NOOK Book]

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On average, many of us spend more than 70 minutes per day consuming news. That’s double the amount of time we spend caring for loved ones. How is it that we know so little about something that is such a big part of our lives? Alisa Miller, CEO of Public Radio International and media and technology leader, urges us to be aware and take control of the news if we want a more accurate picture of the world. "Media Makeover" is an entertaining and informative bird’s eye view of how “news” is made, what is missing from ...
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Media Makeover: Improving The News One Click at a Time

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On average, many of us spend more than 70 minutes per day consuming news. That’s double the amount of time we spend caring for loved ones. How is it that we know so little about something that is such a big part of our lives? Alisa Miller, CEO of Public Radio International and media and technology leader, urges us to be aware and take control of the news if we want a more accurate picture of the world. "Media Makeover" is an entertaining and informative bird’s eye view of how “news” is made, what is missing from our news diets, why certain types of content are harder to come by, the implications for our society, and perhaps most importantly, what can be done about it. "Media Makeover" is a must-read for anyone who wants to be better informed and to take action: consumers, innovators, technologists, journalists, and media leaders alike.

"Media Makeover" is part of the TED Books series. Each book is a powerful idea, well expressed, that can be read in a single sitting.
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Editorial Reviews

Seth Godin
"TV news is junk, utter wasted, distracting, useless junk. It's not going to get better unless we speak up, and Alisa Miller is doing just that."
Richard Sembrook
“Alisa Miller shows how we need to take care of our news diet as much as our food diet - an important book for all who care about how we learn about the world."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013272729
  • Publisher: TED Conferences, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/10/2011
  • Series: TED Books , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 866,168
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Alisa Miller is CEO of Public Radio International.
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