The authors' basic thesis is that in the age of constant, 24/7 news, or ideological "news", each of us must become our own editor and curator of the the information we read. By understanding the basic principles of quality journalism, we can become better informed consumers of news. An engaging read that offers plenty of practical tips and examples.
Look past the bland title - this book offers a fascinating look into the brain of an extremely conscientious consumer of information. Stebbins talks about finding reliable information for a host of common scenarios including choosing a restaurant, figuring out if wine is good for you, and doing scholarly research. You'll find practical tips and strategies throughout.