Is media saturation a bad thing?

Is media saturation a bad thing?

March 11, 2002 3:31 pm 2 comments

Slate’s running a pretty good review of Todd Gitlin’s Media Unlimited. It’s obvious that we’re constantly being immersed in media and advertising, but according to the reviewers Gitlin fails to prove that it’s a bad thing. A couple of Gitlin’s colleagues at NYU have written some interesting books on the positive effects of new media: Douglas Rushkoff’s Playing the Future and Mitchell Stephens’ The Rise of the Image and the Fall of the Word.


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