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Good Ideas United States of Distraction - (City Lights Open Media) by Mickey Huff & Nolan Higdon (Paperback)

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Good Ideas United States of Distraction - (City Lights Open Media) by Mickey Huff & Nolan Higdon (Paperback)
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"""There are lots of wonderful books to read this month, but the one I will pick up because it may contain some glimmer of sanity in it is United States of Distraction, Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff's aptly titled analysis of why we have descended into information anarchy. How this state of crisis--about what is and isn't true, and how that gets played--has perpetuated the very things worth fighting against. They promise ideas and solutions, God I hope they're good.""--John Freeman, Literary Hub ""[Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff] paint a dismal picture of contemporary journalism, arguing persuasively that the media has been co-opted by commercial interests and no longer serve to inform the public about issues crucial to democracy. . . . the authors call for 'critical media literacy education' that emphasizes civics, critical thinking skills, critical awareness of media, community engagement, and cultural competency (including the cultivation of empathy) as well as a broadening and deepening of news reporting.""--Kirkus Reviews ""In [United States of Distraction], the authors give the reader a road map of ways to counteract the negative effects of today's media--including an extensive appendix of resources. ... By following Higdon and Huff's prescription, it is possible that these bulwarks can be strengthened. They specifically rmend broader news framing, locally based investigative journalism, and educational news to 'arm the population with the necessary forms of civic agency ... read more
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