Losing The News
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 -
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,
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news" is and has been replaced by the cut throat new media - -and we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
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