Special Appearance: Brooke Gladstone


Date, Location

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • 7 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Knauss Hall, Western Michigan University | Map, Directions
  • Free Parking; KPL staff will be on hand to assist

How Media Influences Our Perception

Journalist, media analyst, and author Brooke Gladstone is host and managing editor of the National Public Radio newsmagazine, On the Media, an up-close look at what the media are covering and why. While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, On the Media tackles sticky issues with frankness and transparency. Gladstone will speak at Western Michigan University Tuesday, April 2, at 7 pm in Knauss Hall.


Knauss Hall, Western Michigan University | WMU Interactive Campus Map

The Influencing Machine


Cory Doctorow proclaimed Gladstone’s 2012 book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, “Mind-opening, thought-provoking and incredibly timely… An absolutely spectacular read.” in a posted review on BoingBoing

From the publisher: A million listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the complexities of the modern media. Bursting onto the page in vivid comics by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld, this brilliant radio personality guides us through two millennia of media history, debunking the notion that “The Media” is an external force beyond our control and equipping us to be savvy consumers and shapers of the news.