Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson audiobook

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts

By Jill Abramson
Read by January LaVoy

19.41 Hours 02/05/2019 Unabridged
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The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, we follow two legacy (The New York Times and The Washington Post) and two upstart (BuzzFeed and VICE) companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs. new media.Merchants of Truth is the groundbreaking and gripping story of the precarious state of the news business told by one of our most eminent journalists. Jill Abramson follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials. We get to know the defenders of the legacy presses as well as the outsized characters who are creating the new speed-driven media competitors. The players include Jeff Bezos and Marty Baron (The Washington Post), Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet (The New York Times), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), and Shane Smith (VICE) as well as their reporters and anxious readers. Merchants of Truth raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society. We are facing a crisis in trust that threatens the free press. Abramson’s book points us to the future.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade. With the expert guidance of former Executive Editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, we follow two legacy (The New York Times and The Washington Post) and two upstart (BuzzFeed and VICE) companies as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old vs. new media.

Merchants of Truth is the groundbreaking and gripping story of the precarious state of the news business told by one of our most eminent journalists.

Jill Abramson follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials. We get to know the defenders of the legacy presses as well as the outsized characters who are creating the new speed-driven media competitors. The players include Jeff Bezos and Marty Baron (The Washington Post), Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet (The New York Times), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), and Shane Smith (VICE) as well as their reporters and anxious readers.

Merchants of Truth raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society. We are facing a crisis in trust that threatens the free press. Abramson’s book points us to the future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Abramson…combines analysis with gossip to underline her commitment to journalism at a moment when its future has never looked more uncertain.” New York Times Book Review
“The former executive editor of the New York Times has a lot to share about the current state of the news business, and she does so by tracking two legacy publications and two shiny new venues as they navigate economic burdens, the new technology, and the constant demands of maintaining their audiences in a tumultuous world.” Library Journal
“The talented January LaVoy narrates the timely story of the digital disruption of media. LaVoy’s crisply paced narration works well. A longtime journalist/editor who briefly served as the New York Times executive editor, Abramson has written an insider’s account of how the digital revolution has changed the nature of journalism, with ‘digital first’ having become its modus operandi.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Jill Abramson

Author Bio: Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson, a senior lecturer at Harvard University, writes a bi-weekly column about US politics for the London Guardian. She spent seventeen years in the most senior editorial positions at the New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington bureau chief, managing editor, and executive editor. Before joining the Times, she spent nine years at the Wall Street Journal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 19.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English