Jill Abramson was the executive editor of The New York Times, the first woman to hold its most senior editorial position, between 2011 and 2014. During her seventeen years at the paper she was also the first woman to serve as its managing editor and as its Washington bureau chief. Before joining the Times, she spent nine years at the Wall Street Journal. She is now a senior lecturer at Harvard University and writes a bi-weekly column for the Guardian about US politics. She lives in New York City.
A cracking, essential read ... [Abramson] knows where most of the bodies are buried and is prepared to draw the reader a detailed map * Guardian * A masterwork ... a vastly useful immersion in the ways of contemporary journalism * Financial Times * Chock-full of arresting titbits ... describes the perfect storm that has engulfed newspapers over the past dozen years * Telegraph * Amazing. Filled with colourful inside stories, this book is essential for anyone who wants to understand today's media and how it is affecting our society -- WALTER ISAACSON Deeply researched, wonderfully written and filled with fascinating portraits. Jill Abramson tells the truth about the news business as only she can tell it. An important book at a crucial time -- GAY TALESE