Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 6pm
Former editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson’s Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution is an exposé of the US newspaper industry. The stimulus for the book is the assault on traditional journalism by the immediacy of technology, as well as by a need to court advertisers. Matthew D’Ancona is an award-winning British journalist and author of Post Truth: The New War on Truth and How to Fight Back. He is currently an editor and partner in Tortoise Media, a recently established UK-based venture whose founding principle is to publish slower, wiser news, rather than breaking news. They will discuss the current state of newspapers and journalism in the US and UK. Chaired by William Nicholson, author and screenwriter.