How to Watch TV News

How to Watch TV News An Important Guide To Understanding What You Re Getting And Not Getting From TV News Postman And Powers Warn That Anyone Who Relies Exclusively On TV For A Knowledge Of The World Is Making A Serious Mistake And Suggest Ways To Intelligently Evaluate TV News Shows. This was short and to the point well, mostly to the point It is a bit dated, so you can skip most of the figures, but then figures like how much an ad cost to produce in 1990 go in one ear and out the other anyway I might use some of the ideas in this book when I m teaching next year This book doesn t say, Don t watch TV news but it does say you should cut your TV news watching by a third and that watching TV news tends to make you depressed and fearful The best of this book, though, is This was short and to the point well, mostly to the point It is a bit dated, so you can skip most of the figures, but then figures like how much an ad cost to produce in 1990 go in one ear and out the other anyway I might use some of the ideas in this book when I m teaching next year This book doesn t say, Don t watch TV news but it does say you should cut your TV news watching by a third and that watching TV news tends to make you depressed and fearful The best of this book, though, i
Neil Postman, as a philosopher, is deceptively simple His writing is so easy that by this point it took me seconds to read a page McLuhan s name also appear, so it s obvious he s not providing new paradigms of thought He continues McLuhan s critical examination of technology, not taking it for granted by asking what it means If the medium is the message, then this is book expands on news as a medium.Before I talk about this book, I must make the theory clear When McLuhan uses it, he means a Neil Postman, as a philosopher, is deceptively simple His writing is so easy that by this point it took me seconds to read a page McLuhan s name also appear, so it s obvious he s not providing new paradigms of thought He continues McLuhan s c
I find Neil Postman s writings to be full of profound insight in our society today During this last political season and Trump s presidency, I find Postman s writings to be extra illuminating and wise.A few favorite quotes News is no
The discourse is not just on tv news, it actually also covers child education, televised court trial which profit the tv companies , and a few chapters of technical stuff of the production of Tv News, perhaps because of the collaboration with Steve Powers, who is in the industry And unfortunately, because of that, I didn t quite enjoyed his part, because I find when Postman wrote on something, he wrote in in a totally different way, or should better put in, philosophical way They did suggest The discourse is not just on tv news, it actually also cov
Great book The figures are a bit dated, it having been published 20 years ago and all, but extremely valuable anyway Perhaps at the time of publication, the issue of government controlled and worldview propaganda in news and television were not quite as pernicious but the expounding on such was the only thing, in my opinion, this book lacked.An eye opening read for anyone who watches the TV news A Favorite Quote What people don t know can kill them to bor
While this book is about American TV News, you can as well apply the same to Indian News Channels Substitute NBC, CNN, Fox News with NDTV, CNN IBN, Times Now and their anchors with Barkha Dutt, Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose and co, it s pretty much the same The figures might be outdated, but the point is driven home brilliantly TV News is of the Idiots, by the Idiots and for the Idiots The fact is TV News is not meant for intelligent analysis, it is basically
This is a quick read, and a nice overview of the structure of entertainment news programs and factors that influence the content Postman however, seems to suffer from the same problem as many other well educated people accustomed to writing for academic journals In crossing over to popular writing, the effort to use clear, concise, and simple language makes the tone feel as though the author is talking down to the reader, as if s he is not yet capable of critical thought Additionally, in what This is a quick read, and a nice overview of the structure of entertainment news programs and factors that influence the content Postman however, seems to suffer from the same problem as many other well educated people accustomed to writing for academic journals In crossing over to popular writing, the effort to use clear, concise, and simple language makes the tone feel as though the author is talking down to the reader, as if s he is not yet capab
While I wouldn t say this book is profound, it does contain valuable insight that will change the way you view your network and cable news programs The most interesting question posed in the book is what is news I think a lot of people are aware of the type casting of news personalities and the bias in reporting as well as the unnecessary glamour in news reporting but I m afraid most of us forget to even ponder what should be considered news and are we in danger of information glut that t While I
Not quite what I was expecting, but not bad at all This book dissects the work that goes into cobbling together a television news program from the way that news is gathered to the way that the shows are produced The actual discussion of the problems with television news programs are confined to the latter chapters, but I can understand the reasoning for this for by the time you get to them you understand what goes into the shows a bit better Would make an excellent textbook, but requires su Not quite what I was expecting, but not bad at all This book dissects the work that goes into cobbling toget
This book tended to overstate its points, but they re good points It made me rethink the way I watch TV news That is, I know it s all mindless entertainment celebrity gossip, pundits, sound bites, etc But I d never thought about ho

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  • Paperback
  • 178 pages
  • How to Watch TV News
  • Neil Postman
  • English
  • 23 March 2017
  • 0140132317