Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts by Jill Abramson (Feb. 8)
The last nonfiction book on our list may also be the most controversial. Written by former Executive Editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson, the book chronicles the tumultuous changes in news media over the past 10 years. However, the book is raising eyebrows among some fellow journalists: Several have come forward stating galleys of Abramson’s book contains errors that were not caught in the fact-checking process. (Via Twitter, Abramson requested critics wait for the final version before criticizing the book’s content.) Still, despite the controversy, the book is garnering positive reviews.
“Never better than when she is detailing her personal professional crises when inherent conflicts between old and new media rattled Times management, Abramson offers an engrossing ‘behind the curtains’ journey into the demanding business of modern media,” writes Booklist.Originally Published