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  Losing The News

Book Review

There are lines from the great Cole Porter song "Anything Goes" that ring in the head and remind one of the situation happening all over the world in all kinds of societies - change.
To use the old cliché - Alex S. Jones has hit the nail on the head in his probing, important and consciousness raising new book - - -"Losing the News" (Oxford University Press,  $24.95, 256 pages.
Like Cole Porter, he writes a about a phenomenon in the society in which we live.
Jones, an authority on media based issues, struts his stuff. He cogently and passionately makes the point that the "old news" is and has been replaced by the cut throat new media - -and we are all the worse for it. The prize-winning reporter ruminates on the future of the news that feeds democracy.
There is so much of note in this book that is important - especially the thought that should we lose a critical mass of the traditional news media, our democracy will begin to weaken and possibly fail. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU

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