Welcome to FYB2012, the companion site for The Influencing Machine !
Where is my book?
Students, faculty, and staff may pick up a free copy from room 2110 of Marie Mount Hall on Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.
How can I use this site?
- Learn about the book, the authors, graphic journalism, and the First Year Book Program.
- Connect with other readers through Facebook and Twitter.
- Keep track of events related to the First Year Book.
- Access resources about the past, present, and future of journalism.
- View lesson plans and discussion questions.
When technology changes, so do the media, regardless of policies set in the newsroom.
“This is a comic book with zest and brains—and it just might help a reader understand the brave new world.”
When we care really intensely . . .we can assemble in networks of peers and then draw attention to unreported information. As when, in 2003, documents posted by concerned “netizens” ultimately forced the makers of Diebold voting machines to change some of their practices. Or in 2009, when protestors in post-election Tehran captured the world’s attention by posting cell phone images and video of a young woman’s death in the street.