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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    How to Watch TV News
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Postman, By (author) Steve Powers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 178
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143113775
    ISBN 10: 0143113771
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC subject category V2: APT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000, PER010000
    DC21: 070.43
    DC22: 070.4/3, 070.43
    BISAC V2.8: PER010030
    BIC subject category V2: CBWJ
    B&T Approval Code: A34364032, A34301800
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    LC classification: PN4888.T4 P58 2008
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    Thema V1.0: JBCT, ATJ, DNP, KNT
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    The Penguin Press
    Publication date
    16 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Neil Postman (1931-2003) was chairman of the Department of Communication Arts at New York University and founder of its Media Ecology program. He wrote more than twenty books.