It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, on closer examination, while also harking back to a golden age that, is revealed to be not so golden after all.
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The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history. It addresses a wide range of questions, from whether objectivity was only a conceit of late twentieth century reporting, largely behind us now; how digital technology has disrupted journalism; whether newspapers are already dead to the role of non-profit journalism; the meaning of "transparency" in reporting; the way that private interests and governments have created their own advocacy journalism; whether social media is changing journalism; the new social rules of old media outlets; how franchised media is addressing the problem of disappearing local papers; and the rise of citizen journalism and hacker journalism.
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Acclaimed historian leslie berlin’s “deeply researched and dramatic narrative of Silicon Valley’s early years…is a meticulously told…compelling history” The New York Times of the men and women who chased innovation, and ended up changing the world. Troublemakers is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s.
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Uber is not the cause of insecurity and inequality in our country, and neither is the rest of the gig economy. Winner of the William G. The answer to our growing problems goes deeper than apps, further back than outsourcing and downsizing, and contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should work.
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Any reader who thinks america's liberties are being protected by Congress will be shocked and appalled at what is revealed here. National bestsellera washington post best book of the yearjames Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency's existence in the 1980s.
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Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing History of ComputingThe MIT Press #ad - By 1974, the british computer industry was all but extinct. How britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women. In 1944, britain led the world in electronic computing. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for all postindustrial superpowers.
As computing experienced a gender flip, becoming male-identified in the 1960s and 1970s, labor problems grew into structural ones and gender discrimination caused the nation's largest computer user—the civil service and sprawling public sector—to make decisions that were disastrous for the British computer industry and the nation as a whole.
Drawing on recently opened government files, personal interviews, and the archives of major British computer companies, Programmed Inequality takes aim at the fiction of technological meritocracy. Hicks explains why, even today, possessing technical skill is not enough to ensure that women will rise to the top in science and technology fields.
That failure sprang from the government's systematic neglect of its largest trained technical workforce simply because they were women. Programmed inequality shows how the disappearance of women from the field had grave macroeconomic consequences for Britain, and why the United States risks repeating those errors in the twenty-first century.
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Denying this history is leading us down the wrong path.
Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines DemocracyOxford University Press #ad - And it's an indictment of how "social media" has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. In this fully updated paperback edition of antisocial media, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, makes democracy a lot more challenging.
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Of course, none of that was part of the plan.