Ken Auletta

Ken Auletta

Ken Auletta is an American journalist and writer. His mother was Jewish American whereas father was of Italian American descent. He has completed his M.A. in political science from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He has been also named as the James Bond of the media world. He is also the media columnist for the New Yorker. He has authored Googled: The End of The World As We Know It. This novel was a New York Times best seller. He has also been selected as one of the 20th century’s top 100 business journalists. He has also served as a Pulitzer Prize juror and board member of PEN.
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Born: April 23, 1942 
Occupation: Journalist, Writer
Nationality: American
Ex-spouse: Amanda Urban
Children: Katharine Anne Auletta
Education: Abraham Lincoln High School (1957), State University of New York at Oswego
Books: Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way, Greed and Glory on Wall Street: The Fall of the House of Lehman, The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Superhighway, Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire, and many more

Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners.

Poorer people tend to watch more television because they can't afford other diversions.

An important reason Google is usually listed among the world's most trusted brands is that it conveys a sense that the user comes first.

The digital revolution has disrupted most traditional media: newspapers, magazines, books, record companies, radio.

Among the enduring truths I keep bumping into when there is the luxury of time to get to know people or institutions, is that their decisions are often made for what are not, strictly speaking, reasons of logic.

Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture.

Stanford University is so startlingly paradisial, so fragrant and sunny, it's as if you could eat from the trees and live happily forever.

Without vision, even the most focused passion is a battery without a device.


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