Our next meetup – and Neil’s last before he leaves us to become a professor of polysci back east! – will be Saturday, July 26, at 2:30pm at our usual spot. The subject will be our poor, sad news media, both the right-wing and mainstream versions. We’re assigning two books, of which you should be sure to read one, and a couple of great articles - TBD – on the core problems today's news media faces and its uncertain future.
1. The Fox Effect, by David Brock of Media Matters, 2012, 330pp, paper: http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Effect-Network-Propaganda-Machine/dp/0307279588/ref=sr_1_62?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402541659&sr=1-62&keywords=news+media
-- The SD library has 4 copies.
2. The Obama Hate Machine, by Bill Press, [masked]pp Hardback: http://www.amazon.com/Obama-Hate-Machine-Distortions-President/dp/1250031028/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
-- This covers the entire right-wing media machine, focusing on its bizarre loathing of this President.
-- Library 3 copies.
3. Two-three very good essays from journalism experts on bias in the Media and news/political journalism's future.
-- To be posted on this site in a week at most.
Check this space in a week for the articles and let’s all turn out on 7/26 to give Neil a proper thank you for founding this book club and a proper send off.