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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome renowned journalist JILL ABRAMSON--Harvard University senior lecturer and former executive editor of the New York Times--for a discussion of her latest book, "Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts." The book is the groundbreaking and gripping story of the precarious state of the news business told by one of our most eminent journalists. Abramson follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The new digital reality nearly kills two venerable newspapers with an aging readership while creating two media behemoths with a ballooning and fickle audience of millennials.