An Assault On Fact And Truth

An Assault On Fact And Truth

BREAKING NEWS: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now, by Alan Rusbridger. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) The former editor of the British daily The Guardian recalls coping with the dramatic transformation of the newspaper business and his concerns about the present assault on truth and fact. “Rusbridger wants us to know what it felt like to work inside a news organization during this era, and his painstaking account is fascinating. Reviewer, Ann Marie Lipinski, writes. “The rapid technology changes, collapsing business model, 9/11, media convergence, paywall wars, dawn of social media, rise of the “citizen journalist” and more are here valuably detailed by a gifted reporter focused on the story of his own profession.”