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Interested in Civil Society books? Check out the #OntheMedia Book List as part of #OnCivilSociety with fascinating titles that will change the way you think about the state of the Media today.

Sunstein, Cass R., author.
Sunstein argues that social media threatens democracy because it exploits "confirmation bias" and limits our exposure to diverse opinions and experiences. Legal changes are needed so that the internet can support as oppose to undermine democracy.
Jacoby, Susan, 1945- author.
This revised edition of a modern classic argues that several factors have contributed to a culture of wilful ignorance among Americans: reliance on social media for news, religious fundamentalism, digital distraction and the failure of public education.
Cameras roll as independent journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Matt Taibbi expose government and corporate deception, following in the footsteps of journalist I.F. Stone many years ago.
Edge, Marc, 1954- author.
Marc Edge argues that recent takeovers, mergers, and regulatory changes have shifted the focus of print and online newspapers from informing citizens to increasing corporate profit and influencing politics.
Attkisson, Sharyl, 1961- author.
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson examines how paid Smear campaigns in the media influence Americans every day. Although these campaigns start with some truth, their goal is to destroy an idea or person while remaining invisible.
Brady, Miranda J., author.
Brady examines how Indigenous people are using art, film, television, and journalism to rewrite Canada's national narratives.