In recent years the nature of American journalism--and the press's role in everyday life--has dramatically changed. In The Business of Journalism, ten leading reporters and editors speak for the record about the changes they've seen and the effects such changes have wrought. These seasoned journalists tackle such controversial issues as how the press lost the public trust; the increasing concentration of ownership in the media business and its consequences for freedom of the press; the ongoing struggle to integrate America's newsrooms; and the pressures on smaller, independent newspapers. The Business of Journalism is an insider's look at a fascinating and changing industry.
William Serrin, a former labor and workplace correspondent for the New York Times, taught at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. He was the author of several books, including Homestead: The Glory and Tragedy of an American Steel Town, and editor of The Business of Journalism (The New Press).