Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, talks about her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” in a conversation moderated by CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter.
The book follows four companies — The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed and VICE Media — over a decade of disruption as they plow through a revolution in technology, economics, standards, commitment and endurance.
Abramson raises crucial questions that concern the well-being of our society as the nation faces a crisis in trust that threatens a free press.
Abramson is a senior lecturer at Harvard University and writes a bi-weekly column for The Guardian about U.S. politics. She spent 17 years at The New York Times, where she was the first women to serve as Washington bureau chief, managing editor and executive editor.
Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of “Reliable Sources,” which, each week, examines the week’s top media stories. Prior to joining CNN in 2013, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times.
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