Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR’s probing weekly show about the media itself, speaks at Carnegie Mellon on Monday.
The free talk is titled “The Media Are a Force … But For What?”
From Gladstone’s online bio
: “Gladstone is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and several others. … She also is the author of The Influencing Machine
(W.W. Norton), a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the year’s top books by The New Yorker
, Publisher’s Weekly
, Kirkus Reviews
and Library Journal
, and among the ‘10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction’ by The Atlantic
.”On the Media
is a magazine-style weekly media-review show.
Last week’s edition, for instance, covered: the dearth of women moderators at presidential debates; how scientists might be attempting to manipulate coverage of their work; Russia’s moves to expand the definition of high treason; terms of service in Internet agreements; and the origins of the emoticon. (The last of these is actually an interview with CMU computer-science professor Scott Fahlman
Gladstone speaks at 4:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 8, in the Giant Eagle Auditorium of Baker Hall
, on CMU’s campus, in Oakland.