Don't Be Fooled

A Citizen's Guide to News and Information in the Digital Age

Author: John H McManus Ph D,John H. McManus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615626475

Category: Journalism

Page: 240

View: 7177


As professional journalism recedes and anything goes on cable, talk radio and the Web, it's becoming much more difficult to know what to trust. This guide will equip you to become an information detective. With simple, easy-to-remember rules of thumb, you can build your own BS (Bald Sophistry) meter to spot unreliable information conveyed by any source through any medium from face-to-face to FaceBook, Fox to NPR, and Daily Kos to Drudge. Learning to filter the digital deluge has become a necessary life skill because the value of reliable information -- particularly news -- has never been greater. News describes change, and technology is accelerating waves of change through every part of society -- politics, transportation, manufacturing, retail, privacy and personal health, even liberty, from how we learn to how much we earn. What hasn't changed, however, is the power conveyed by knowledge and the danger to self and society caused by ignorance and misinformation. Don't be fooled. CONTENTS A Confession of Bias 1. The Age of Transformative Information Paradoxes 2. Truth vs. Truthiness 3. Where Bias Comes From 4. The Covert Bias of Institutions 5. Setting Realistic Standards for Judging News and Information 6. The SMELL Test 7. Detecting Bias in Images 8. The Spinmeister's Art: Tricks of the Misinformation Trade 9. Online Tools for Sniffing Out Bias, Including Our Own

Don’T Be Fooled

Be Conscious Fountain of Youth

Author: Gautam Kapur

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482884607

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 114

View: 2880


Dont Be Fooled Dont be fooled is an empowering book that will point you in a direction that creates clarity on reading labels, essential nutrients, the impact of emotions on our body, emotional eating, and more . . . Turbocharge your life with critical information. That will help slow down the ageing process with simple steps to organic living. Be conscious!

Don't be Fooled Again

Lessons in the good, bad and unpredictable behaviour of global finance

Author: Meyrick Chapman

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273745166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 2025


The decade which began in July 1997 saw a global financial system that generated more wealth for more people for a much longer period of time than any other in financial history. But ten years later, in a seemingly sudden move, there was a flight of capital and a collapse of the global banking system. What went wrong? Did anyone see it coming? What lessons can we learn from this? And is it really all that bad? Fooled Again is not a history book, but it looks at the history of recent financial management, mismanagement, extraordinary risk and greed, flows of global capital and international toxic balance sheets to identity the key lessons to be learned from the global financial crisis. Taking a considered and long-term view, Meyrick Chapman gives an immensely readable and insightful view of what really happened and shows us why not all crises are bad, and why the events of 2008 and 2009 may ultimately benefit us.

Don't Be Fooled by the Principal

Author: Claudia Hamilton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449006647

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 5191


A fully packed, rural country school. With good teachers and students and a wonderful Principal. This new principal got the students involved in many activities. All the parents were happy to have such an active principal at the school. The parents also admired his appearance and mannerisms: a tall black man well put together. One never knew what color gabardine pants he would be wearing the next day. But it was amazing and surprising when they learned about his deep, intimate friendship with one special female student.

A Visitor's Guide to Mystic Falls

Your Favorite Authors on the Vampire Diaries

Author: Leah Wilson

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1935251996

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

View: 5844


The Vampire Diaries, the television series based on the iconic books by L.J. Smith, has already managed to captivate millions of viewers with its unique mix of immortal romance and very human drama. In A Visitor’s Guide to Mystic Falls, YA authors—led by Red and Vee of premier Vampire Diaries resource—take a closer look at Mystic Falls: its residents (both alive and undead) and its rich, inescapable history. • Claudia Gray delves into the events of 1864 and how they’ve shaped not just Mystic Falls but the success of the show itself • Sarah Rees Brennan tells us what it takes for a girl to hold her own against a vampire boyfriend (or two), placing Elena squarely between fellow vampire-daters Buffy and Bella • Jennifer Lynn Barnes takes Mystic Falls to task for poor treatment of Caroline Forbes • Jon Skovron examines the male-female vampire dynamic, in history and in The Vampire Diaries • Plus a guide to the book series for tv fans looking to visit The Vampire Diaries’ literary inspiration, and more Whether you’re a new visitor or a long-time fan, you won’t want to continue your tour of Mystic Falls without it.

Be Your Own Dating Coach

Treat yourself to the ultimate relationship makeover

Author: Jo Hemmings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780857081858

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 374

View: 9657


A relationship coach in a book Ever wondered why you make the same dating mistakes time after time? What seemed so promising at first simply dwindled into yet another disappointment. Or do you rarely get beyond the first or second date? Do you yearn for a long-term relationship but find yourself drifting from relationship to relationship? Or do you feel trapped when you really just want to have fun? Taking a step back from your busy life while taking a good yet honest and dispassionate look at yourself is never easy. Be Your Own Dating Coach is an upbeat, positive and humorous look at understanding yourself better, increasing your self-esteem, having more fun and getting the relationships you want and deserve. In short, it will show you how to coach yourself to a better love life. Written in two halves, one for men and one for women.

If You Had Listened To Grandma, You Wouldn’t Need A Shrink!

Author: Sheila Lazarus, PhD

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456767372

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 4790


Put your feet up, put on your favorite music, and enjoy! Learn effective life skills without psychobabble! The book is humorous, easy to understand yet very profound in its teaching of personal growth. The book is divided into concepts that are broken down into sayings that the author’s grandmother used to teach her about life. Grandma gave advice that was simple, effective, and easy to understand. She enlightened, provided wisdom, nurtured, and loved unconditionally. The teachings are meant to unleash the power that lives within you. Concepts such as love, relationships, boundaries, conflict, and goal setting, to mention just a few, are conveyed through to words of grandma. The book is an enjoyable read that brings back the nostalgia of days long ago. By the end of the book the author’s grandmother will become your grandmother too. You will be able to touch, feel, and hear her. You will also be able to taste her chopped liver and smell her chicken soup. Above all, you will be able to pass down her wisdom to your own loved ones.

Start Where You Are

Author: Charles R. Swindoll

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418551147

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7880


"To start fresh, to start over, to start anything, you have to know where you are," says Charles Swindoll. "Seldom does anybody just happen to end up on a right road." In Start Where You Are, Swindoll offers upbeat and practical advice on creating a life worth living, no matter what the circumstances are now or where they may lead in the future.