Ken Auletta

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New Yorker staff writer and journalist Ken Auletta dissects the people and institutions shaping media, for good and for ill, in a time of profound change. His new book is Backstory: Inside the Business of News.

Music: A Civil Action Soundtrack composer Danny Elfman

Read an excerpt of Backstory in the Reading Room.

Events: Ken Auletta will be interviewed by Tina Brown on Wednesday, January 28 at 8 pm at the 92nd St Y (details at