(How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman


  • Paperback
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  • How to Watch TV News
  • Neil Postman
  • English
  • 05 September 2019
  • 9780140132311

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How to Watch TV News Read µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook An important guide to understanding what you're getting and not getting from TV news Po. Don tWell that was easy From television insider Steve Powers and technological critic Neil Postman comes this slim book How To Watch Television News which explains how televised news is produced and scrutinizes the platform s ability to deliver seriously useful information Although this is not a takedown of television news at the end they merely encouraged readers to reduce their TV news consumption by a third it doesn t foster trust in the medium Powers insight reveals an industry which scrambles to stay ahead of the latest developments seizing on whatever is most likely to keep eyes on the screen and keep the ratings high Most readers are aware of course that television news programs play to the ratings no serious journalist would focus their attention on the goings on of celebrities otherwise What we might fail to appreciate however is how carefully orchestrated television shows are from the music chosen to the arrangement of news seuences designed to draw viewers in and keep them fixated Because of the pace the need to keep as many viewers attention as possible and the amount of production work reuired to put each show together serious journalistic pieces are impossible for something as small as the nightly news whether it s a half hour local news spot or an hour long nationwide show To truly evaluate what s happening in the world Postman and Powers maintain we need print media stories that allow us to consider ideas at length not merely be distracted by them as objects on the screen If readers were to reflect on the news and the commericals which it actually serves they might see through the illusion and see that just as a mouthwash commericial is about social acceptnance than mouthwash a news show is of a show than the actual newsDespite its multitude of references to the eighties How to Watch TV News is far from outdated Powers 2008 revision updated some references and tech but Postman s contributions are timeless Some of them will be familiar to anyone who has read Postman before from his view that different technologies foster different beliefs to the belief that television has trivialized and eroded culture in general How To Watch Television News is less about television however and about news the barrage of facts we re told are important Postman and Powers help us to look for the stage behind the story why are these facts being presented what judgments are we expected to accept in viewing them In giving recommendations to the reader however Postman urges readers to realize they don t have to have an opinion about everything This has never been relevant than today when the social media cloud that we re all forced to live in because it rains on those of us who don t use it when people insist on talking about what they re tweeting or reading constantly pushes us to react to everything as if it were important We are still a nation and now a globe amused to death frazzled by distractionAlso from Neil PostmanTechnopoly The Surrender of Culture to TechnologyAmusing Ourselves to Death Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business The Disappearance of ChildhoodBuilding a Bridge to the 18th Century

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How to Watch TV News Read µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Stman and Powers warn that anyone who relies exclusively on TV for a knowledge of the w. 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 uite 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 in the closing chapters on how to deal with tv news One is to reduce it amongst other like educating people on how to watch tv news And it s a bit peculiar in tge argumentation inside as he sort of slanted into Jerry Mander s style maybe because the effect of watching tv is as it is as he previously criticised him in his earlier popular work Amusing Ourselves to Death 35 at best would go to 45 if not the technicalities

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How to Watch TV News Read µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Orld is making a serious mistake and suggest ways to intelligently evaluate TV news sho. 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 uite as pernicious but the expounding on such was the only thing in my opinion this book lackedAn eye opening read for anyone who watches the TV news A Favorite uoteWhat people don t know can kill them to borrow from Fred Friendly formerly of CBS news To this might be added that what people do not know can keep them from knowing what they must know In other words the pseudo news show fixes peoples attention on what is peripheral to an understanding of their lives and may even disable them from distinguishing what is relevant from what is not pg 94


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    Read How to Watch TV News Read & Download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Neil Postman Neil Postman µ 0 Summary 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 us

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    (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman Don'tWell that was easy From television insider Steve Powers and technological critic Neil Postman comes this slim book How To Watch Television News which explains how televised news is produced and scrutinizes the platform's ability to deliver seriously useful information Although this is not a takedown of television news at the end they merely encouraged readers to reduce their TV news consumption by a third it doesn't foster t

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    Read How to Watch TV News (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman Neil Postman µ 0 Summary 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 McL

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    Read How to Watch TV News Neil Postman µ 0 Summary (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman 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 uite enjoyed his part because I find when Postman wrote on something he wrote in in a totally different way or sho

  5. says: (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman Read & Download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Neil Postman Neil Postman µ 0 Summary

    (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman 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

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    Neil Postman µ 0 Summary (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman Even in these days of website editions of tv news there is much that still applies Some of it is even relevant as

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    (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman Read & Download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Neil Postman Neil Postman µ 0 Summary My grandparents were religious about watching the evening news On the occasions that we visited them I recall the family gathering in the living room after dinner to watch the local half hour news show followed by the weather All act

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    (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman This is a uick 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 she is

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    Neil Postman µ 0 Summary Read & Download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Neil Postman (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman 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 uite as pernicious but the expounding on such was the only thing in my opinion this book lackedAn eye opening read for anyone who watches the TV news A Favorite uoteWhat people don't know ca

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    (How to Watch TV News) [Kindle] Ë Neil Postman Neil Postman µ 0 Summary 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 uestion posed in the book is what is news? I think a l

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