Book review: Blogothon by Danny Schechter

Most bloggers (myself included) write about things that interest them. In my case, its books, pets and a loose category I like to call “pop culture whatever.” In Danny Schechter’s case, it’s the news. He treats his blog – The News Dissector as an extension of the mainstream media, only going into more depth, asking the questions that they were afraid to, and in some cases, critiquing their reporting.

Blogothon: Reflections and Revelations from the New Dissector, is a compilation of blog posts with a few articles that Schechter has written for other publications thrown in, dating as far back as 2003, although the majority of them are from 2010 through 2011. Rather than being placed in chronological order, they are divided into categories like “Dissecting the Financial Crisis” and “The Activists Among Us.” Anyone who follows the news can pretty much guess what exactly is contained in the few sections that I’ve mentioned, but you’ve never seen that news presented in the logical, truthful, yet opinionated format that makes up this book. It really makes you think.

If you’re a news junkie, or just want to read the whole truth (and some opinions) about what’s going on the world, then you will love this book. It’s available now through For more information, go to Danny Schechter’s blog – The News Dissector.

(Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exhange for my honest review. For more information, please check out my disclosure policy above.)


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