Breaking news : the remaking of journalism and why it matters now / Alan Rusbridger.
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- ISBN: 9780374279622
- ISBN: 0374279624
- Physical Description: xxiv, 440 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-392) and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| Former editor of The Guardian newspaper discusses the shifts in the news landscape in recent years and what those shifts might mean for the future of democracy.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2
The Guardian began publishing as a local newspaper in 1821. By the twentieth century, it was one of the most widely read and respected English-language papers in the world. Rusbridger was managing editor of the paper from 1995 to 2015, a time of great turmoil for print journalism. While this is essentially an account of his tenure there, Rusbridger also offers fascinating and disturbing insights into the present and future status of journalism in its various manifestations. With pride, he recounts some triumphs of investigative journalism at the Guardian. Rupert Murdoch's phone-hacking efforts were revealed. His paper and the Washington Post shared a Pulitzer Prize for publishing classified information revealed by Edward Snowden. But despite efforts to adapt to internet journalism, the Guardian's financial outlook seriously declined, leading to Rusbridger's concerns about the future of well-researched, fact-based writing. With social media and myriad blogs, "vertical" reporting (from newspaper to reader) is being eclipsed by "horizontal" communications that allow unverified and often wild stories to be accepted and shared in seconds. Rusbridger eloquently describes the dangers of this era. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Alan Rusbridger was editor in chief of Guardian News and Media from 1995 to 2015. He is the author of Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible and is currently chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.
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