You Are What You Read

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Pub Date: 09/03/2019

Pages: 144

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Unbound

Imprint: Unbound

ISBN 13: 9781783527229

ISBN 10: 1783527226

Price: / $19.99 CAN$14.95

Category: PSYCHOLOGY / General

You Are What You Read

By Jodie Jackson

Price: $14.95



About the Book

Do you ever feel overwhelmed and

powerless after watching the news? Does it make you feel sad about the world, without much

hope for its future? Take a breath – the world is not as bad as the

headlines would have you believe. In You Are What You Read, campaigner and

researcher Jodie Jackson helps us understand how our current twenty-four-hour news cycle

is produced, who decides what stories are selected, why the news is mostly

negative and what effect this has on us as individuals and as a society. Combining

the latest research from psychology, sociology and the media, she builds a powerful

case for including solutions into our news narrative as an antidote to the negativity


You Are What You Read is not just a book, it is a manifesto for a

movement: it is not a call for us to ignore the

negative but rather a call to not ignore

the positive. It asks us to change the way we consume the news and shows us how,

through our choices, we have the power to improve our media diet, our mental

health and just possibly the world.

About the Book

Why changing your media diet can help change the world


Jodie Jackson is an author, researcher and campaigner, and a partner at The Constructive Journalism Project. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London where she investigated the psychological impact of the news, and she is a regular speaker at media conferences and universities. She lives in London.