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Overload : finding the truth in today's deluge of news

by Schieffer, Bob,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 070.4 Schieffer
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection PN4888.P6 S35 2017
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CLP - Homewood Non-Fiction Collection PN4888.P6 S35 2017
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN4888.P6 S35 2017
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection PN4888.P6 S35 2017
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 070.4 Sch32
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Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 070.4 S3
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 070.449 SCHIEFFER
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 070.43 Sch
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 070.449 SCH3
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Summary
From the explosion of fake news to the challenges of the 24 hour news cycle, legendary journalist Bob Schieffer examines political journalism today and those who practice it. Based on interviews with over 40 media leaders, Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today's citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "These days, the news is the news. Accusations of fake news abound, while antagonistic salvos are fired at reporters, and administration officials declare the media to be the enemy of the people. Schieffer, former host of CBS's Face the Nation, is a giant of journalism; Schwartz, his co-author, is chief communications officer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Together, they examine the multiplicity of ways news is disseminated in the twenty-first century and ponder the irony that today's citizens are less informed, despite having more media choices than ever before. Providing overviews of venerable institutions such as the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as such more recent additions as Buzzfeed and Vox Media, the authors succeed at helping media consumers make wise choices about where to get the news by examining journalistic standards and challenges and offering conclusions about our current state of information saturation. Succinct, savvy, and shrewd, this read-in-one-seating treatise on the Fourth Estate provides a crucial tool for critical analysis.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this 2016 election post-mortem, veteran reporter Schieffer (This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell You on TV) interviews journalists at media organizations of all types, including NBC, the New York Times Company, Politico, and NPR, to find out how Americans are receiving and interpreting the overwhelming deluge of news-both real and fake. Schieffer shows how powerful events such as J.F.K.'s assassination, which was one of the first major news stories reported in real time on television, and the September 11 attacks, which saw the proliferation of misinformation on the internet, altered how news was presented and consumed for better or worse and set the stage for Donald Trump's tumultuous 2016 campaign. The 24-hour news cycle and web-enabled communication technology enabled fake news sites to flourish (and profit) while traditional outlets often struggled to keep up. Schieffer maintains a optimistic outlook as he shows the rapid changes in news media. He notes how organizations are adopting new formats, such as podcasts, and revitalizing old-school ones, such as newsletters. Schieffer also highlights successes of smaller and equally vital outlets like the Texas Tribune, which successfully shifted to a fully free-access model, and the Root, an online magazine focusing on African-American culture that helped bring national attention to stories such as the killings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. This vital, impressive study adroitly sums up the current and ever-evolving state of news coverage and the vital need for journalism and educated readers alike. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Press and politics -- United States.
Publisher Lanham :2017
Contributors Schwartz, H. Andrew, author.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xii, 204 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781538107218
153810721X
9781538131053
1538131056
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