Getting Down to Business

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Ken Auletta, journalist and New Yorker staff writer, takes a look at how the pressures of business and the concern for the bottom line affect American journalism in his latest book, Backstory: Inside the Business of News. Pieter Jan Brugge’s new film, The Clearing, hinges on the abduction of an executive who is held for ransom by an employee. And Joanna Trollope tells the story of an adopted brother and sister who, as adults, go on a journey to discover their biological mothers.