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Brooke Gladstone
Born Long Island, New York, USA
Education University of Vermont
Stanford University
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Fred Kaplan
Notable credit(s) On the Media
All Things Considered
Weekend Edition

Brooke Gladstone is an American journalist and media analyst. She is host and managing editor of the National Public Radio newsmagazine, On the Media, and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Observer, and Slate. Gladstone lectures at universities and conferences and has hosted PBS's Charlie Rose Show. She is widely quoted as an expert on press trends.



Gladstone has covered media for much of her career. In Washington, D.C. in the early 1980s, she landed a low-paying newsletter job and lived in a tiny apartment, keeping her belongings in a suitcase made entirely of cardboard. By 1982, she had become a correspondent for Currents. Gladstone rose to become a media reporter for NPR in the 1990s. She also covered the death throes of the Soviet Union for NPR while based in Moscow.


The Influencing Machine

On May 24, 2009, Gladstone embarked on a collaboration with cartoonist Josh Neufeld. Their book, to be published by W.W. Norton, is tentatively titled The Influencing Machine. [1] It is scheduled to be published in January 2011. Gladstone describes the book as "a treatise on the relationship between us and the news media, . . . a manifesto on the role of the press in American history as told through a cartoon version of [me] that would preside over each page."[2]

Personal life

Gladstone resides in Brooklyn with her husband, journalist Fred Kaplan. They have adult twin daughters. She has Attention Deficit Disorder but says she tries not to let it distract her. She has often remarked on the difficulty of breaking into journalism, recalling that she herself started out living in a bare one room apartment keeping her clothes in a dresser made of cardboard.[3]

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