Staying Informed Without Harming Yourself
- Tips for Surviving Television News
- Length: 55 mins
- Release date: 06-11-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Himalayan Institute
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Mass media can often mislead, making it hard for consumers to tell truth from sensationalism. Speaking from both personal experience and research, Satoshi Yanai explains how listeners can be intelligent and critical consumers of television news. In particular, Yanai analyzes the media's influence after September 11th and into the Iraq war. Although Yanai speaks with an accent, his deliberate pacing and careful diction make his lecture clear. This performance is intellectually engaging and raises a number of important questions that all Americans should be asking when reaching for the remote.
How well does the news media convey what is really going on in the world? Not well at all. Knowing how stories are selected and how video clips are created as the actual news scenes unfold will give you a new perspective on what you are seeing-and not seeing-when you watch the news. These insights, along with information on how digital technology is continuing to change how news is reported, will transform your television-watching experience.More than 30 world-renowned speakers joined the Himalayan Institute in Honesale, Pennsylvania for the Sacred Link Freedom From Fear conference. Topics ranging from personal growth to world affairs to sustainable ecology were presented and recorded live. This lecture is among those offered.A former correspondent and executive for the Tokyo Broadcasting System. Satoshi Yanai reported on the Reagan/Gorbachev summit in Moscow, Nelson Mandela's release from prison, the reunification of Germany, the first Gulf war, and other events that have shaped our world.
©2004 Himalayan Institute; (P)2004 Himalayan Institute