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Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now
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Alan Rusbridger
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Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

Alan Rusbridger


9781786890948

Canongate


Society & Social Sciences;
Media studies;
Freedom of information & freedom of speech;
Press & journalism


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480 pages

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‘It was my good luck – and the world’s – that Alan Rusbridger was the Guardian’s editor when powerful governments tried to prevent the paper from revealing that they had deceived and disempowered their citizens. Alan is a fearless defender of the public interest who has had a singular career in journalism. His book is an urgent reminder that there is still a place for real journalism - indeed, our democracies depend on it.’ - Edward Snowden

A powerful and profound study of the news - how we read it, who controls it and why it matters - from former Guardian Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger.

We are living through the greatest communication revolution since Gutenberg. In Breaking News Alan Rusbridger offers an open, personal and agenda-setting account of how we arrived at the news world of today.

The President of the United States regularly lies to the public and accuses anyone who criticisms him of being fake. Politicians openly rubbish the views of 'so called experts', dissemble and mislead. So how do we hold those in power accountable? Fox News, Breitbart Media and the Murdoch papers peddle views not news, pushing politically-motivated agendas. So, where can we look for reliable, verifiable sources of news and information? What does it mean for democracy? And what will the future hold?

Reflecting on his twenty years as editor of the Guardian and his experience of breaking some of the most significant news stories of our time, including the Edward Snowden revelations, phone-hacking, wikileaks and the Keep in the Ground campaign, Rusbridger answers these questions and offers a stirring defence of why quality journalism matters now more than ever.

By:   Alan Rusbridger
Imprint:   Canongate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Export/Airside - Export/Airside/Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   597g
ISBN:   9781786890948
ISBN 10:   1786890941
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alan Rusbridger was Editor-in-Chief of Guardian News & Media from 1995 to 2015. He launched the Guardian Weekend magazine and the paper's G2 section as well as overseeing the integration of the paper and digital operations, building a website which today attracts more than 100 million unique browsers a month. The paper's coverage of phone-hacking led to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards and ethics. Guardian US won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its leading global coverage of the Snowden revelations. He is the author of Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible.


[Rusbridger] has written a book of breathtaking range . . . The brilliant Breaking News is essential - and entertaining - reading -- SIR HAROLD EVANS * * Observer * * The book [Rusbridger] has written is eloquent in its argument for well-resourced journalism, and never better than in its central narrative of how an old profession struggled to cope with a new technology that threatened it with obsolescence -- IAN JACK * * Guardian * * It was my good luck - and the world's - that Alan Rusbridger was the Guardian's editor when powerful governments tried to prevent the paper from revealing that they had deceived and disempowered their citizens. Alan is a fearless defender of the public interest who has had a singular career in journalism. His book is an urgent reminder that there is still a place for real journalism - indeed, our democracies depend on it -- EDWARD SNOWDEN A fascinating book and an important one * * Scotsman * * Engaging . . . We love a good newspaper yarn, and Rusbridger provides a dandy * * Financial Times * * Breaking News is a significant book for newspapers, journalism and anyone who cares about their increasingly vital contribution to an informed democracy in the midst of information chaos and fake news * * Irish Times * * Alan Rusbridger is the best, bravest, and most innovative editor of the age. And here are the stories of the age: how the Guardian broke some of the biggest news of the century; how he faced down the powerful men who tried to stop him; how he reinvented journalism for a new reality. These are important stories, told with eloquence, intelligence, and grace. Breaking News is a vital chronicle of this time of disruption -- JEFF JARVIS, author of What Would Google Do? In his career as a journalist, Alan Rusbridger lived through the physical transformation of the press from type to screen. He experienced the collapse of its business model, the rewiring of its connection to the public, its fateful collision with the surveillance state, and its global struggle to survive with enough strength to keep publishing what power does not want published. Rusbridger's immersion experience in bringing the Guardian across is beautifully rendered - and unique -- JAY ROSEN, professor of journalism at NYU Alan Rusbridger is a quiet giant of modern British journalism. [Breaking News] is a cracking read as you would expect of a great writer . . . Buy this book, read it on any platform you can find. It is an important text -- JOHN MAIR * * Press Gazette * * Just when we were feeling lost in the dark labyrinth of fake news and journalism in crisis, Alan Rusbridger lights his torch and leads the way. Essential -- STEVE COOGAN

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