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Media Bücher: Manufacturing Consent von Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Manufacturing Consent

Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
4.5 (178 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Manufacturing Consent?

Manufacturing Consent (1988) takes a critical view of the mass media to ask why only a narrow range of opinions are favored whilst others are suppressed or ignored. 

It formulates a propaganda model which shows how alternative and independent information is filtered out by various financial and political factors allowing the news agenda to be dominated by those working on behalf of the wealthy and powerful. Far from being a free press, the media in fact maintain our unequal and unfair society.

Wer Manufacturing Consent lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to know who sets the agenda of the mass media
  • Anyone who would like to know whose interests the media serve
  • Anyone who wants to understand why the mass media suppress independent voices

Media Bücher: Trust Me, I’m Lying von Ryan Holiday

Trust Me, I’m Lying

Ryan Holiday
Confessions of a Media Manipulator
4.1 (114 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Trust Me, I’m Lying?

Trust Me, I’m Lying (2012) is an in-depth exposé of today’s news culture, which is primarily channeled through online media sites called blogs. By detailing his experiences with multimillion-dollar public relations campaigns, the author takes us behind the scenes of today’s most popular and influential blogs to paint an unsettling picture of why we shouldn’t believe everything that is labeled as news.

Wer Trust Me, I’m Lying lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in learning how blogs and other online news media work
  • Anyone who wants to know why we should question what we read online
  • Anyone looking to understand how blogs are affecting society

Media Bücher: The Long Tail von Chris Anderson

The Long Tail

Chris Anderson
Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
4.3 (26 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Long Tail?

The Long Tail challenges existing notions of the market and the entertainment industry by looking at the massive influence of the internet on the economy. Due to new modes of content creation and distribution, it can be more profitable to offer a large number and wide variety of products that appeal to niche consumer groups rather than one certain “hit,” e.g., a blockbuster or bestselling book.


Wer The Long Tail lesen sollte

  • Anyone who deals with online sales
  • Anyone interested in alternative economic theories
  • Anyone working in the media or entertainment industries

Media Bücher: Bad Science von Ben Goldacre

Bad Science

Ben Goldacre
4.3 (51 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Bad Science?

We often swallow scientific-sounding language used in advertisements or on the news without any further thought. But if we analyze it a little, we often find that it’s merely pseudoscience. Bad Science shows us that this bogus science can lead to serious misunderstandings, injustice and even death.

Wer Bad Science lesen sollte

  • Anyone worried about science reporting in the media
  • Anyone who thinks understanding science is beyond them
  • Anyone who buys vitamins or homeopathic remedies

Media Bücher: Affluenza von John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor


John de Graaf, David Wann and Thomas H. Naylor
How Overconsumption is Killing Us – and How to Fight Back
4.6 (28 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Affluenza?

This book is about our serious addiction to consumption: affluenza. Since the Industrial Revolution, we’ve become addicted to shopping, believing we can buy happiness. Affluenza affects us and our society like a disease, and this book offers advice on how we can immunize ourselves against it.

Wer Affluenza lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in sociology
  • Anyone interested in media
  • Anyone interested in curing our addiction to consumption

Media Bücher: Spam Nation von Brian Krebs

Spam Nation

Brian Krebs
The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime – From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door
4.3 (24 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Spam Nation?

Spam Nation reveals how a handful of spammers and other cybercriminals have created a hugely profitable, yet largely illegal, industry. Concerns over spam, however, go deeper than the annoyance of a few email scams, as individuals, companies, governments – even societies – are put at risk.

Wer Spam Nation lesen sollte

  • Anyone who’s ever wondered about the source of spam emails
  • Victims of cybercrime
  • Anyone concerned about how to use the internet safely

Media Bücher: Future Crimes von Marc Goodman

Future Crimes

Marc Goodman
Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
4.1 (35 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Future Crimes?

Future Crimes (2015) lucidly explores the dangers inherent in using today’s highly interconnected web of technologies. Through carelessness or ignorance, we make huge amounts of personal information available to criminals who would love nothing more than to exploit us.

Wer Future Crimes lesen sollte

  • Anyone who uses the internet on a daily basis
  • People who use social media on their smartphones
  • Those who believe technology will solve all our problems

Media Bücher: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed von Jon Ronson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson
4.0 (15 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed?

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (2015) looks into the terrifying nature of online public shaming. Tracing it back to its historical roots, the book details the motivations behind modern public shaming and offers tips on what to do if you find yourself at the center of a public shaming scandal.

Wer So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed lesen sollte

  • People astonished by the brutality of online public shamings
  • Psychology enthusiasts
  • Those wanting to learn about how technology affects our behavior

Media Bücher: Content Rules von Ann Handley & C.C. Chapman

Content Rules

Ann Handley & C.C. Chapman
How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and more) that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business
4.0 (78 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Content Rules?

Content Rules (2012) is a guide to content publishing that’ll help you implement effective and sustainable strategies. Regardless of whether you’re a social-media novice or a web-savvy pro, these blinks will guide you through the ins and outs of web-based content tools and social media sites, while offering plenty of helpful content tips along the way.

Wer Content Rules lesen sollte

  • Business owners looking to integrate content publishing into their marketing strategy
  • People hoping to harness the power of social media to reach huge groups
  • Creative professionals in any media who want to complement their skills with a flair for sales and marketing

Media Bücher: Righteous Indignation von Andrew Breitbart

Righteous Indignation

Andrew Breitbart
Excuse Me While I Save the World!
3.3 (26 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Righteous Indignation?

Righteous Indignation (2012) outlines the influence of the political Left in the United States and how this group’s influence has destroyed American media. The book shows exactly how this situation came to be and explains what those on the Right can do to fight back.

Wer Righteous Indignation lesen sollte

  • People who identify as conservative and support the U.S. Republican Party
  • Fans of conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart
  • Media observers and people who question media bias

Media Bücher: How Music Got Free von Stephen Witt

How Music Got Free

Stephen Witt
What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?
4.7 (23 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How Music Got Free?

How Music Got Free (2015) tells the remarkable story of the mp3 file, from its inception in a German audio lab to its discovery by a man working in a North Carolina CD-pressing plant, who would eventually team up with a piracy group to bring the entire music industry to its knees.

Wer How Music Got Free lesen sollte

  • Musicians and music consumers
  • Anyone interested in copyright law
  • Anyone interested in internet freedom

Media Bücher: Merchants of Doubt von Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

Merchants of Doubt

Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues From Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
3.8 (281 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Merchants of Doubt?

Merchants of Doubt (2011) examines some of the world’s major scientific debates on topics including the environment, smoking and nuclear weapons. These blinks will explain how a handful of extremely vocal scientists have heavily misrepresented these issues through the mainstream media, often with the goal of aiding corporate and industry interests.

Wer Merchants of Doubt lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in politics, the media and public opinion
  • Journalists, activists and anyone with a social conscience

Media Bücher: Bit Literacy von Mark Hurst

Bit Literacy

Mark Hurst
Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload
3.7 (24 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Bit Literacy?

Bit Literacy (2007) is the go-to guide for people who want to make better use of their time in a world permeated by unnecessary information. By employing the book’s organizational and time-saving tricks, you’ll be well on your way to becoming bit-literate.

Wer Bit Literacy lesen sollte

  • People who feel like they should be getting more from new technology
  • Those suffering from information overload
  • Anyone who can’t keep their inbox tidy

Media Bücher: Newsjacking von David Meerman Scott


David Meerman Scott
How to Inject Your Ideas Into a Breaking News Story and Generate Tons of Media Coverage
4.2 (18 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Newsjacking?

Newsjacking (2012) is about the best new way to get media attention – not by planning ahead but by reacting quickly and cleverly. These blinks not only explain how this new form of generating news works, but also how you can and should react to it, and how to use it to attain the best possible media coverage.

Wer Newsjacking lesen sollte

  • Marketers seeking alternatives to planned advertising campaigns
  • Emerging organizations keen to raise awareness on a shoestring budget
  • News readers interested in today’s changing media landscape

Media Bücher: Curate This! von Steven Rosenbaum

Curate This!

Steven Rosenbaum
The Hands-On How-To Guide to Content Curation
3.8 (23 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Curate This!?

Curate This! (2014) reveals the different ways content curation is used today, why humans make the best curators and how you can use content to expand your audience.

Wer Curate This! lesen sollte

  • Avid online readers interested in the secrets of content creation
  • Marketers wondering about how content creation relates to artificial intelligence
  • Bloggers searching for the right recipe to attract a greater audience

Media Bücher: The Smarter Screen von Shlomo Benartzi

The Smarter Screen

Shlomo Benartzi
What Your Business Can Learn from the Way Consumers Think Online
4.1 (14 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Smarter Screen?

The Smarter Screen (2015) is a guide both for the start-up and established business to boosting your company’s digital presence in a media-saturated world. These blinks apply insights from behavioral economics to explain exactly how people think and respond to digital information on a screen.

Wer The Smarter Screen lesen sollte

  • Anyone that produces or manages digital content
  • Website designers and marketing managers
  • People curious about what drives consumer choice

Media Bücher: The Big Disconnect von Catherine Steiner-Adair

The Big Disconnect

Catherine Steiner-Adair
Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
4.0 (44 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Big Disconnect?

The Big Disconnect (2013) is about the current generation of babies, toddlers and children growing up in the digital world. Digital media, from online games to social networking sites, have a profound impact on a child’s development, both intellectually and socially. These blinks outline the reasons why, and what parents can do to try to keep their children safe from these developmental hindrances.

Wer The Big Disconnect lesen sollte

  • Parents and parents-to-be
  • Teachers
  • Anyone interested in sociology, technology or education

Media Bücher: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things von Whitney Phillips

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Whitney Phillips
Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture
3.6 (12 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things?

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (2015) explores the subculture of trolling: where it came from, who does it, why they do it and what exactly it is they do. The book examines the blurred line between a malicious online attack and revealing social commentary, and shows how trolling and mainstream culture have come to form a close bond.

Wer This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things lesen sollte

  • Victims of internet trolling
  • Critics of traditional media
  • Anyone interested in internet subcultures

Media Bücher: Flat Earth News  von Nick Davies

Flat Earth News

Nick Davies
An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion, and Propaganda in the Global Media
4.4 (59 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Flat Earth News ?

If you’ve ever entertained romantic fantasies about becoming a globe-trotting journalist, let Flat Earth News (2008) serve as a wake-up call. Truth is, modern journalists are under extreme pressure from the media outlets they serve, which are mostly controlled by profit-minded corporations. These blinks reveal why news desks simply regurgitate stories and why it’s so easy these days for spin doctors to manipulate the news.

Wer Flat Earth News lesen sollte

  • News junkies looking for a behind-the-scenes peek at media outlets
  • Journalists and reporters wondering if they’re alone in their struggles
  • Anyone who thinks that wire services are a reliable news source

Media Bücher: The News von Alain De Botton

The News

Alain De Botton
A User’s Manual
3.8 (33 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The News?

The News (2014) reads between the lines of the constant stream of today’s news – news to which many readers are becoming increasingly indifferent. This indifference isn’t so much the reader’s fault as the media’s. Constant competition in a crowded market results in news outlets failing to package stories in a way that’s appealing, engaging and, most of all, informative.

Wer The News lesen sollte

  • News readers who want to make better choices about what to read
  • Skeptics who think mainstream news is worthless
  • Journalists who want to write better articles

Media Bücher: The World According to Star Wars von Cass R. Sunstein

The World According to Star Wars

Cass R. Sunstein
3.9 (141 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The World According to Star Wars?

The World According to Star Wars (2016) reveals the many life lessons to be learned from George Lucas’s Star Wars films. Discover what popular science fiction can tell us about ourselves, what Star Wars has to say about the politics of popularity and how we interpret movies and inject our favorite stories with our own ideas.

Wer The World According to Star Wars lesen sollte

  • Star Wars fans
  • Creative people interested in popular trends
  • Political scholars

Media Bücher: A Very English Scandal von John Preston

A Very English Scandal

John Preston
Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment
3.9 (48 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Very English Scandal?

A Very English Scandal (2016) tells the story of former British politician Jeremy Thorpe’s affair with Norman Scott. From a botched assassination to a biased murder trial, the story of this scandal shines a harsh light on the petty yet powerful relationships within the British Establishment and how those ties work to silence justice and protect reputations.

Wer A Very English Scandal lesen sollte

  • Readers fascinated by political scandals
  • Students curious about British insider politics
  • Those fascinated by major media events

Media Bücher: The Filter Bubble von Eli Pariser

The Filter Bubble

Eli Pariser
What the Internet is Hiding from You
4.0 (20 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Filter Bubble?

The Filter Bubble (2011) offers an insightful and critical look at the internet. Specifically, it puts under the microscope the dangerous consequences of data collection and the way it is used to personalize the internet. Discover just how many things are being hidden from you every time you click the search button, and why you shouldn’t always take internet search results at face value.

Wer The Filter Bubble lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs in the field of media and communication
  • Tech bloggers and analysts
  • Readers interested in the psychology of the internet

Media Bücher: You Can’t Read This Book von Nick Cohen

You Can’t Read This Book

Nick Cohen
Censorship in an Age of Freedom
3.8 (24 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in You Can’t Read This Book?

You Can’t Read This Book (2012) asks a pointed question: Does free speech exist or not? Today society has unlimited access to information online, but people still struggle to freely express opinions, fearing a backlash from governments, religious leaders or other powerful organizations.

Wer You Can’t Read This Book lesen sollte

  • Writers and journalists interested in problem of censorship
  • People curious about the evolution of free speech
  • Anyone interested in political science or social studies

Media Bücher: Weaponized Lies von Daniel J. Levitin

Weaponized Lies

Daniel J. Levitin
Critical Thinking in the Information Age
3.7 (159 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Weaponized Lies?

Weaponized Lies (2016) is a user’s manual for today’s news media. It teaches you various skills that will help you to analyze the vast amount of information you encounter when skimming the internet or watching the news. Take time to learn what’s real and what’s fake, so you won’t get duped.

Wer Weaponized Lies lesen sollte

  • Any consumer of news media
  • Media studies and journalism students
  • Conspiracy theory aficionados

Media Bücher: Age of Propaganda von Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson

Age of Propaganda

Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson
The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion
3.9 (74 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Age of Propaganda?

Age of Propaganda (2001) is an in-depth look into the world of deception that is propaganda. These blinks will walk you through the different techniques propagandists rely on to successfully change people’s opinions and show how these tactics have become part of your everyday life.

Wer Age of Propaganda lesen sollte

  • Students of psychology and marketing
  • Consumers of all walks of life
  • Advertising professionals

Media Bücher: The War on Journalism von Andrew Fowler

The War on Journalism

Andrew Fowler
Media Moguls, Whistleblowers and the Price of Freedom
4.0 (30 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The War on Journalism?

The War on Journalism (2015) explores the challenges journalists face while seeking the truth amid increasing state control and private sector criticism. Even though the internet has allowed those in the media unprecedented access to people and information, equally technology and new rules of the game have made fact-seeking a far more problematic pursuit.

Wer The War on Journalism lesen sollte

  • Aspiring journalists and media professionals
  • Students of politics or sociology
  • Anyone who follows the news

Media Bücher: The New Front Page von Tim Dunlop

The New Front Page

Tim Dunlop
New Media and the Rise of the Audience
4.2 (9 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The New Front Page?

The New Front Page (2013) explains how the advent of the internet radically changed the media landscape. Today, audiences are no longer a mere target for advertisers; they’re empowered customers and, more often than not, even a part of the editorial process itself.

Wer The New Front Page lesen sollte

  • Content marketers and bloggers
  • Journalists and freelance writers
  • News junkies

Media Bücher: The Death of Expertise von Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise

Tom Nichols
The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
4.3 (56 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Death of Expertise?

The Death of Expertise (2017) examines the current attacks on science and knowledge that seem to be on the rise in our current technological and political environment. What has happened to objective truths being the truth and facts being indisputable? Why is science now a matter of political partisanship? Find out what’s really going on and why this is one of the most important issues of our day.

Wer The Death of Expertise lesen sollte

  • Citizens looking for facts rather than political rhetoric
  • Readers concerned about fake news and misinformation
  • Students of political science and communications

Media Bücher: Better Living Through Criticism von A.O. Scott

Better Living Through Criticism

A.O. Scott
How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth
3.6 (18 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Better Living Through Criticism?

Better Living Through Criticism (2016) explores the role of the critic. From the historical significance of criticism to the future of the digital critic, these blinks are an engaging introduction into an indispensable aspect of art and culture.

Wer Better Living Through Criticism lesen sollte

  • Students of visual art, literature or cultural studies
  • Readers curious about the influence of criticism on creative culture
  • Budding art writers seeking a big picture perspective on their discipline

Media Bücher: Streaming, Sharing, Stealing von Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing

Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang
Big Data and the Future of Entertainment
3.5 (30 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Streaming, Sharing, Stealing?

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing (2016) is about the ever-changing entertainment industry. Recent years have seen the emergence of new players who continue to utilize technology to transform the landscape. This book assesses how companies like Apple, Netflix and Amazon use data to understand their consumers’ needs.

Wer Streaming, Sharing, Stealing lesen sollte

  • Publishers and policy makers
  • Technology enthusiasts interested in big data and analytics
  • Media, film and music students

Media Bücher: Amusing Ourselves to Death von Neil Postman

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
4.5 (56 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Amusing Ourselves to Death?

Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985) explores the detrimental effects the medium of television is having on the content of public discourse. Over the course of two centuries, the United States has moved from being a culture defined by the printed word to one where television and triviality dominate.

Wer Amusing Ourselves to Death lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in public debates
  • Newspaper journalists, newspaper readers and TV viewers
  • Media scholars, communication theorists and philosophers

Media Bücher: The Death of Truth von Michiko Kakutani

The Death of Truth

Michiko Kakutani
Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
3.5 (42 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Death of Truth?

The Death of Truth (2018) offers an informative look at the current political climate in the United States, and the many developments in the past that have brought us to this divisive time. With over 30 years’ experience as a respected literary critic, Michiko Kakutani uses her expertise in modern literature to show how authors of the past worried about many of the same concerns we’re facing today.

Wer The Death of Truth lesen sollte

  • Supporters of democracy
  • News and political junkies
  • Book lovers concerned about current affairs

Worum geht's in Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Accounts Right Now?

Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Accounts Right Now (2018) is a modern-day cri de coeur. It offers, with ten distinct arguments, an all but irrefutable case for deleting your social media accounts. From their ethically dubious data-selling practices to the way they manipulate users, current social media companies are doing society a major disservice. Your best option right now is to delete your accounts until better options emerge.

Wer Ten Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Accounts Right Now lesen sollte

  • Social media users
  • Smartphone owners
  • Sociologists

Media Bücher: Liars, Leakers, and Liberals von Judge Jeanine Pirro

Liars, Leakers, and Liberals

Judge Jeanine Pirro
The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
2.9 (83 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Liars, Leakers, and Liberals?

Liars, Leakers, and Liberals (2018) examines the dark forces that have not accepted Donald Trump’s victory. From the dishonest media to Hollywood hypocrites, weak-willed republicans to the “deep state” of the intelligence community, these forces are now attempting to destroy America’s president – a patriotic, family-oriented winner whose no-nonsense approach is exactly what the United States needs.

Wer Liars, Leakers, and Liberals lesen sollte

  • Anyone fed up with the lies of the mainstream media
  • People who want a fresh perspective on the Trump presidency
  • Readers who sense that the liberal consensus on Donald Trump doesn’t give the full story

Media Bücher: Conspiracy von Ryan Holiday


Ryan Holiday
Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue
4.3 (61 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Conspiracy?

Conspiracy (2017) reveals the incredible true story behind the downfall of one of America’s most controversial media outlets. The author explores the motivations and machinations of billionaire Peter Thiel, who conspired against Gawker Media, and details the dramatic courtroom trial that saw wrestler Hulk Hogan win millions in damages against the world’s most notorious gossip website.

Wer Conspiracy lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in current affairs
  • Media buffs interested in journalism
  • Business students wanting strategy tips

Media Bücher: Them von Ben Sasse


Ben Sasse
Why We Hate Each Other – and How to Heal
4.4 (45 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Them?

Them (2018) explores the social, political and economic challenges facing the United States of America. Drawing on insights from psychology, politics and contemporary media, the blinks investigate the current climate of hostility in public life and explains how Americans can get back to a more harmonious way of life.

Wer Them lesen sollte

  • Political animals looking for a fresh perspective
  • Democrats open to listening to the other side
  • Current-affairs junkies wanting new insights

Media Bücher: Yes We (Still) Can von Dan Pfeiffer

Yes We (Still) Can

Dan Pfeiffer
Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump
4.1 (18 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Yes We (Still) Can?

Yes We (Still) Can (2018) offers a revealing look at the dizzyingly high-pressure life of a White House communications director. In addition to his personal experiences in the Obama administration, author Dan Pfeiffer is eager to share the knowledge he gained along the way, from how to deal with the press to how to handle political opposition.

Wer Yes We (Still) Can lesen sollte

  • Political junkies
  • Concerned Democrats
  • Students of political science and public relations

Media Bücher: The Four von Scott Galloway

The Four

Scott Galloway
The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google
4.0 (139 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Four?

The Four (2017) examines the great superpowers of our digital age – Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google – and attempts to answer a few tough questions: How have these companies changed the world we live in and what is their formula for success? How can other companies rise to similar echelons of power? And what does it take to thrive in a world shaped by the Four?

Wer The Four lesen sollte

  • Facebook and iPhone users
  • Anyone who regularly performs searches on Google, shops on Amazon, uses an Apple device or spends time on Facebook
  • Business enthusiasts and business analysts

Media Bücher: She Said von Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

She Said

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement
4.8 (38 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in She Said?

On October 5, 2017, the New York Times ran an exposé detailing years of sexual misconduct by famed film producer Harvey Weinstein. She Said (2019) tells the story behind the story, tracing how two investigative journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, uncovered one of the biggest news events of the decade and helped galvanize the #MeToo moment. Told by the journalists themselves, this book recounts how tenacious reporting can transform decades of abuse into a worldwide movement.   

Wer She Said lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the story behind the #MeToo movement
  • People intrigued by the world of investigative journalism
  • Those seeking inspiration on how to fight abuses of power and other injustices

Media Bücher: Catch and Kill von Ronan Farrow

Catch and Kill

Ronan Farrow
Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
4.3 (37 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Catch and Kill?

Catch and Kill (2019) is the gripping inside account of how the abuses of Hollywood’s most notorious predator, Harvey Weinstein, were brought to light. Along the way, veteran investigative reporter Ronan Farrow unpicks the conspiracy of silence that attempted to prevent his findings from ever being published and help Weinstein evade accountability for his history of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. 

Wer Catch and Kill lesen sollte

  • Journalists and reporters
  • Media industry insiders 
  • Women’s rights advocates

Media Bücher: The Art of Statistics von David Spiegelhalter

The Art of Statistics

David Spiegelhalter
Learning from Data
4.4 (239 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Art of Statistics?

The Art of Statistics (2019) is a non-technical introduction to the basic concepts of statistical science. Sidelining abstract mathematical analyses in favor of a more human-oriented approach, it explains how statistical science is helping us to answer questions and tell more informative stories. Stepping beyond the numbers, it also considers the role that the media and psychological bias play in the distortion of statistical claims. In these blinks you’ll find the tools and knowledge needed to understand and evaluate these claims.

Wer The Art of Statistics lesen sollte

  • Statistics students looking for a non-technical overview of basic issues
  • Journalists who want to report statistics more accurately
  • Anyone who wants to better evaluate the statistical claims they encounter day-to-day

Media Bücher: The Rules of Contagion von Adam Kucharski

The Rules of Contagion

Adam Kucharski
Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop
4.2 (89 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Rules of Contagion?

The Rules of Contagion (2020) takes a scientific and mathematical look at how viruses spread, and how ideas, behavior and popular online content all follow similar patterns. By following the rules of contagion, we can gain insight into the spread of ideas, what causes financial disasters, and how harmful acts like gun violence can also infect a community.

Wer The Rules of Contagion lesen sollte

  • People who want to better understand the coronavirus
  • Mathematically minded individuals
  • Anyone interested in how ideas spread

Media Bücher: Truth von Hector MacDonald


Hector MacDonald
How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality
4.3 (138 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Truth?

Truth (2018) shows us how we live in a world of competing truths, where politicians, activists, corporations and countries tell the stories they’d like us to hear. Identifying the different ways that truth can be used to mislead or inspire, Hector MacDonald draws from history and current affairs to demonstrate how we should wait to see the whole picture before deciding what is “true.”

Wer Truth lesen sollte

  • Citizens wanting to navigate a world full of misinformation
  • Strategic communicators in business and politics
  • Journalists and bloggers looking to write the most truthful stories

Media Bücher: Trick Mirror von Jia Tolentino

Trick Mirror

Jia Tolentino
Reflections on Self-Delusion
4.0 (58 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Trick Mirror?

Trick Mirror (2019) is the long-awaited first collection of writer and essayist Jia Tolentino. In nine intertwined stories, she tells of the trends and ideas – as well as the personal and collective delusions – that have shaped her life, our country, and the culture. Examining everything from the internet to workout crazes to modern marriage, Tolentino interweaves the personal and political, calling to mind great feminist writers like Susan Sontag and Joan Didion.

Wer Trick Mirror lesen sollte

  • Critical thinkers with an affinity for dissecting cultural trends
  • Lefties and liberals – and those who want to understand them better
  • Anyone who claims the label “feminist”

Media Bücher: Deepfakes and the Infocalypse von Nina Schick

Deepfakes and the Infocalypse

Nina Schick
What You Urgently Need To Know
3.8 (112 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Deepfakes and the Infocalypse?

Deepfakes and the Infocalypse (2020) is an urgent warning about the dangers posed by fake – but extremely realistic – audiovisual material called deepfakes. They are powered by artificial intelligence, and scammers and hackers are already using them to defraud businesses and harass individuals. Governments are joining in, as well; the use of deepfakes for propaganda is growing. We need to actively prepare for a time when deepfakes become commonplace. If we don’t, we’ll barrel headfirst into an information apocalypse.

Wer Deepfakes and the Infocalypse lesen sollte

  • Anyone who hasn’t heard of deepfakes
  • Citizens concerned about political polarization and the breakdown of trust in society
  • Tech-savvy individuals who feel they can’t be fooled by fake content

Media Bücher: The Reality Game von Samuel Woolley

The Reality Game

Samuel Woolley
How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth
3.9 (100 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Reality Game?

The Reality Game (2020) sheds light on the murky world of “computational propaganda” – political manipulation using digital tools. Samuel Woolley argues that fake news, viral conspiracy theories, and Twitter bot armies don’t just sow confusion and discord; in his view, they also subvert the democratic process. That means it’s high time we fought back and reclaimed our digital space from today’s unaccountable mega-platforms. 

Wer The Reality Game lesen sollte

  • Citizens worried about the future of democracy
  • Digital natives and social media addicts 
  • Skeptics wondering how to tell the difference between real and fake news

Media Bücher: Speaking for Myself von Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Speaking for Myself

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House
3.4 (61 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Speaking for Myself?

Speaking for Myself (2020) is an insider’s account of Donald Trump’s first two years in office by the woman whose job it was to present the president’s thinking to the world – press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Alongside fascinating snapshots of Trump’s decision-making process, values, and sense of humor, Sanders offers readers a glimpse of the inner workings of the White House and the role of the press in American political life.

Wer Speaking for Myself lesen sollte

  • Trump haters interested in the other side of the story
  • Journalists, reporters, and broadcasters
  • History and politics buffs

Media Bücher: Google Leaks von Zach Vorhies and Kent Hecklively

Google Leaks

Zach Vorhies and Kent Hecklively
A Whistleblower's Exposé of Big Tech Censorship
3.5 (341 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Google Leaks?

Google Leaks (2021) is the no-holds-barred story of one former Google employee, who claims that the search giant has been corrupted by political bias and is pursuing a course of deliberate online censorship. It details the author’s journey after Donald Trump’s election from satisfied employee to unflinching corporate whistleblower .

Wer Google Leaks lesen sollte

  • Tech lovers concerned by the the growth of online megacorporations 
  • Political aficionados interested in the years of Trump’s presidency
  • Free-speech advocates concerned by the erosion of civil liberties

Media Bücher: Disability Visibility von Alice Wong

Disability Visibility

Alice Wong
First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
4.2 (83 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Disability Visibility?

Disability Visibility (2020) is a compilation of original essays by people with disabilities. There are too few stories about what it’s like to be a disabled person navigating environments designed for the nondisabled. This collection brings visibility to some of these diverse experiences, and shows how limiting our ideas about disability really are.

Wer Disability Visibility lesen sollte

  • Disabled people looking for stories that represent diverse experiences of living with disabilities
  • Nondisabled people interested in confronting their prejudices about what it means to be disabled
  • Activists wanting to strengthen their movements by making them more intersectional

Media Bücher: Perversion of Justice von Julie K. Brown

Perversion of Justice

Julie K. Brown
The Jeffrey Epstein Story
4.4 (33 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Perversion of Justice?

Perversion of Justice (2021) reveals how a reporter for the Miami Herald broke the story behind Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes and the scandalous deal he got from the US justice system in 2008. It explains the history of the case, how the mysterious financier was able to escape justice for so long, and the important questions that remain unanswered.

Wer Perversion of Justice lesen sollte

  • Anyone curious how a serial sex offender can elude punishment
  • Fans of true crime investigations
  • People interested in the ongoing mystery behind Epstein and his accomplices

Media Bücher: The Quick Fix von Jesse Singal

The Quick Fix

Jesse Singal
Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills
4.2 (78 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Quick Fix?

The Quick Fix (2021) is a skeptical study of recent trends in behavioral psychology. Academic studies and TED talks may appear to make a convincing case for the power of positive thinking or the impact of implicit bias, but sometimes the evidence just isn’t there. In a complex world, the explanations for human behavior are often more nuanced than some modern psychologists would have you believe.

Wer The Quick Fix lesen sollte

  • Psychology skeptics
  • Those interested in societal problems and human behavior
  • Anyone who has ever viewed a TED talk

Media Bücher: Free Speech von Jacob Mchangama

Free Speech

Jacob Mchangama
A History from Socrates to Social Media
4.5 (128 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Free Speech?

Free Speech (2022) traces the history of this world-defining idea. It provides a soapbox for some of free speech’s greatest proponents and highlights key events that pushed the idea forward from ancient times to the present. Offering an evenhanded treatment of the costs and benefits of free speech throughout history, it’s a powerful retort to all those forces that threaten to erode free speech today.

Wer Free Speech lesen sollte

  • Passionate defenders of free speech who could use more argumentative ammunition 
  • Students preparing for campus debates on whether free speech should be limited
  • Anyone on the left or right seeking insight into modern-day debates on free speech

Media Bücher: Dear America von Graham Allen

Dear America

Graham Allen
Live Like It's 9/12
3.4 (195 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Dear America?

Dear America (2021) is a call to action for Americans. It implores them to unite despite differences – and preserve their nation before it’s too late.

Wer Dear America lesen sollte

  • Americans of all political stripes
  • Anyone interested in US history
  • People intent on preserving free speech and diversity of thought

Media Bücher: Pegasus von Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud


Laurent Richard and Sandrine Rigaud
How a Spy in Our Pocket Threatens the End of Privacy, Dignity, and Democracy
4.3 (280 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Pegasus?

Pegasus (2023) follows the thrilling, worldwide investigation into one of the most powerful and insidious pieces of cyber surveillance software known to date. Beginning with a massive data leak to a small, independent news outlet, it tells the story of how Pegasus came to be, the hundreds of innocent individuals who have had their privacy taken away by it, and the global team of reporters and editors who risked everything to bring the story to light.

Wer Pegasus lesen sollte

  • Followers of the Pegasus Project and other cyber security international bombshells like the Panama Papers, or Wikileaks.
  • Fans of investigative journalism who want to know the stories behind the reports that shake the world.
  • Anyone who owns a phone and wants to know just how fragile their privacy really is.

Media Bücher: The Office BFFs von Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey

The Office BFFs

Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey
Tales of the Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There
4.0 (6 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Office BFFs?

The Office BFFs (2022) peels back the curtain on the close-knit friendship of Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer from the American hit TV series The Office. It comes complete, not only with their candid time together on and off camera but also with never-before-seen photos featuring the cast and crew of the show.

Wer The Office BFFs lesen sollte

  • The Office fans
  • People curious about the behind-the-scenes friendship of Angela and Jenna
  • Celebrity enthusiasts

Media Bücher: Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow von Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

Gabrielle Zevin
A Novel
3.4 (41 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow?

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2022) by Gabrielle Zevin tells the story of Sadie and Sam, childhood friends turned creative collaborators and video game designers. The novel charts the tumultuous highs and lows of Sam and Sadie’s friendship against the vividly realized backdrop of the gaming industry at the turn of the 21st century. 

Wer Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow lesen sollte

  • Anyone intrigued by the idea of creative partnerships
  • Anyone with even a passing interest in video games
  • Anyone who’s ever had, or lost, a friend

Media Bücher: Unscripted von James B Stewart and Rachel Abrams


James B Stewart and Rachel Abrams
The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy
3.8 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Unscripted?

Unscripted (2023) is the outrageous true story of Sumner Redstone, the former chairman and controlling shareholder of ViacomCBS (now Paramount Global). It focuses on the eventful final years of Redstone’s life, as well as the downfall of his successor at CBS, Les Moonves.

Wer Unscripted lesen sollte

  • Fans of TV dramas like Succession
  • People who enjoy juicy nonfiction and true crime
  • Anyone who wants a behind-the-scenes glimpse of corporate America

Media Bücher: The Climate Book von Greta Thunberg

The Climate Book

Greta Thunberg
The Facts and the Solutions
3.8 (73 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Climate Book?

The Climate Book (2023) unites dozens of voices in a compelling and eye-opening exploration of the complex relationships between climate change, politics, and media. Offering insights into the interconnectedness of various global issues and the urgent need for systemic change, it contains practical, actionable steps towards a sustainable and equitable future.

Wer The Climate Book lesen sollte

  • Everyone concerned about our planet Earth
  • Climate activists looking to bolster their tactics arsenal 
  • Politicians and journalists who want to be part of the solution, not the problem 

Media Bücher: Essentially Less von Dirk von Gehlen

Essentially Less

Dirk von Gehlen
Minifesto for a Conscious Approach to Attention
4.6 (333 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Essentially Less?

Essentially Less (2023) isn’t a Blink based on a book, it is the book. In a time when our attention is becoming a crucial and contested resource, it makes a case for the importance of focusing on what’s essential. It’s a joint production by journalist Dirk von Gehlen and Blinkist’s editors.

Wer Essentially Less lesen sollte

  • Anyone who believes that less is more
  • Fans of short culture
  • Those interested in the future of reading and writing

Media Bücher: Breaking the Cycle von George N. Collins with Andrew Adleman

Breaking the Cycle

George N. Collins with Andrew Adleman
Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame
4.0 (22 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Breaking the Cycle?

Breaking the Cycle (2011) outlines a series of tried and tested exercises that widen the gap between sex addicts and their compulsive sexual behaviors. Sticking to these techniques builds confidence in sex addicts to move on from their obsession toward a richer life that prioritizes their wellbeing and relationships.

Wer Breaking the Cycle lesen sollte

  • People trying to overcome sex and porn addiction
  • People trying to understand the nature of sex addiction
  • Counselors or anyone trying to help a sex addict

Media Bücher: Pornland von Gail Dines


Gail Dines
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
3.6 (191 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Pornland?

Pornland (2010) invites you to dive deep into the world of modern pornography and its implications. Discover how the industry's evolution has led to the commodification of women, reshaping societal norms and expectations. Embark on a thought-provoking journey that challenges perceptions of intimacy in our digital age.

Wer Pornland lesen sollte

  • Students of gender studies
  • Those worried about the media's portrayal of sexuality
  • Advocates for healthier intimacy standards

Media Bücher: Where the Girls Are von Susan J. Douglas

Where the Girls Are

Susan J. Douglas
Growing Up Female with the Mass Media

Worum geht's in Where the Girls Are?

Where the Girls Are by Susan J. Douglas examines the portrayal of women in American pop culture from the 1960s onwards. It explores how media and advertising have influenced our ideas about femininity and suggests ways we can challenge and transcend these stereotypes in order to create a more inclusive society.

Wer Where the Girls Are lesen sollte

  • Readers who want to explore the history and impact of women in the media
  • Individuals interested in feminist perspectives on popular culture and advertising
  • Those who seek to understand the portrayal and representation of women in society

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