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Breaking news The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

by Rusbridger, Alan.

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An urgent account of the revolution that has upended the news business, written by one of the most accomplished journalists of our timeTechnology has radically altered the news landscape. Once-powerful newspapers have lost their clout or been purchased by owners with particular agendas. Algorithms select which stories we see. The Internet allows consequential revelations, closely guarded secrets, and dangerous misinformation to spread at the speed of a click.In Breaking News, Alan Rusbridger demonstrates how these decisive shifts have occurred, and what they mean for the future of democracy. In the twenty years he spent editing The Guardian, Rusbridger managed the transformation of the progressive British daily into the most visited serious English-language newspaper site in the world. He oversaw an extraordinary run of world-shaking scoops, including the exposure of phone hacking by London tabloids, the Wikileaks release of U.S.diplomatic cables, and later the revelation of Edward Snowden's National Security Agency files. At the same time, Rusbridger helped The Guardian become a pioneer in Internet journalism, stressing free access and robust interactions with readers. Here, Rusbridger vividly observes the media's transformation from close range while also offering a vital assessment of the risks and rewards of practicing journalism in a high-impact, high-stress time.
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Booklist Review: "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.--Jay Freeman Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Subjects Journalists Great Britain Biography
Newspaper editors Great Britain Biography
Journalism Technological innovations Great Britain
Journalism Economic aspects Great Britain
Computer Technology
Language Arts
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Farrar, Straus and Giroux2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780374717216
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