2013-2015 UAA/APU Books of the Year
Together these books question the power of ideas and ideology to shape our realities,
and emphasize the importance of critically assessing the validity of information.
The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone. Addressing topics like bias, objectivity, propaganda, and censorship, this graphic nonfiction book is a guide to maneuvering through an information-saturated society to find truths in the media. Covering two millennia of media history, the book demonstrates that "The Media" is not an external force beyond our control, and equips us to be consumers and shapers of the news.
BOTH BOOKS ARE 20% OFF
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden.
Tuesday, December 17
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Conversation Salon Series
"How Does Media Shape Our Perception of Native Peoples?"
Mark Trahant, UAA Atwood Chair of Journalism
Loussac Library, Ann Stevens Room
Light Refreshments - See more at: http://edit.uaa.alaska.edu/books-of-the-year/2013-15-events.cfm#sthash.I4FKArZH.dpuf
Graphic Novels in Academia
"Hyeonseo Lee: My Escape from North Korea"
Hyeonseo Lee shares her family's escape from North Korea, and her hopes for the future.