Summary of Merchants of Truth
From MERCHANTS OF TRUTH: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts by Jill Abramson. Copyright © by Jill Abramson. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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As the 21st century opened, newspapers found their environment had changed, and the traits that had allowed them to thrive were now liabilities. The internet, social media and the smartphone changed how people consume news. Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson traces how the Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice navigated disruption. Her writing is clear, engaging and packed with detail. Facing accusations of plagiarism, she clarified that missing attributions were mistakes. No one questions the value of her insider's perspective or the accuracy of her information, which has great value for media consumers.
About the Author
Senior lecturer at Harvard University and Guardian columnist Jill Abramson was executive editor of The New York Times and also worked at The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
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