What exactly has happened to the news media over the last decade? A former executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson reflects on her erstwhile employer and the other paper of national record, the Washington Post, as well as upstarts BuzzFeed and VICE, as they plow through the media revolution in technology, economics, and standards. Lining up the defenders of the legacy presses against the outsized characters of their online competitors, Abramson profiles Jeff Bezos, Marty Baron, Arthur Sulzberger, Dean Baquet, and Jonah Peretti, as well as their reporters and readers.
"Deeply researched, wonderfully written, and filled with fascinating portraits. It is an important book at a crucial time."—Gay Talese