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The Power and the Story

John Lloyd

RRP: £25.00

17 August 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782393597

RRP: £12.99

17 August 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782393610

In this sweeping global survey, one of Britain’s most distinguished journalists and media commentators analyses for the first time the state of journalism worldwide as it enters the post-truth age.

From the decline of the newspaper in the West and the simultaneous threats posed by fake news and President Trump, to the part that Facebook and Twitter played in the Arab revolts and the radical openness stimulated by WikiLeaks, and from the vast political power of Rupert Murdoch’s News International and the merger of television and politics in Italy, to the booming, raucous and sometimes corrupt Indian media and the growing self-confidence of African journalism, John Lloyd examines the technological shifts, the political changes and the market transformations through which journalism is currently passing.

The Power and the Story offers a fascinating insight into a trade that has claimed the right to hold power to account and the duty to make the significant interesting – while making both the first draft of history, and a profit.