Getting Down to Business

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Friday, July 02, 2004

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.

Ken Auletta

New Yorker staff writer and journalist Ken Auletta dissects the forces influencing the media today in his latest book, Backstory: Inside the Business of News

» Read an excerpt of Backstory in the reading Room
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Pieter Jan Brugge

Dutch director/producer Pieter Jan Brugge discusses his new film, The Clearing, the story of an executive who is kidnapped and held for ransom by one of his employees.


Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope’s latest novel Brother and Sister follows two adult adoptees as they search for their biological mothers.

» More about the book


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