By Alisa Miller
On usual, many folks spend greater than 70 mins in line with day eating information. That’s double the quantity of time we spend taking care of family. How is it that we all know so little approximately whatever that's this kind of substantial a part of our lives? Alisa Miller, CEO of Public Radio overseas and media and expertise chief, urges us to remember and take keep watch over of the inside track if we'd like a extra actual photograph of the realm. "Media Makeover" is an interesting and informative bird’s eye view of the way “news” is made, what's lacking from our information diets, why specific sorts of content material are more durable to return through, the consequences for our society, and maybe most significantly, what may be performed approximately it. "Media Makeover" is a must-read for someone who desires to be greater proficient and to do so: shoppers, innovators, technologists, newshounds, and media leaders alike.
“Alisa Miller exhibits how we have to look after our information nutrition up to our nutrients vitamin - an immense publication for all who care approximately how we know about the world."
--Richard Sambrook, Former Director of BBC international information and traveling Fellow of the Reuters Institute for the learn of Journalism
"TV information is junk, utter wasted, distracting, lifeless junk. it is not going to recuperate until we communicate up, and Alisa Miller is doing simply that."
--Seth Godin, writer of we're All Weird
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