Posted on January 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
It's been a rough week or so for former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson’s upcoming book.
Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts is set to be published on February 5, but other journalists are already criticizing what it says are inaccuracies.
At least two current correspondents for Vice and one former one have tweeted images of passages that they say contain various factual errors, from their individual recollections of events to actual geographical issues, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Abramson responded to the claims on Twitter, saying that the images come from “uncorrected galleys, which have a clear disclaimer saying ‘Please do not quote for publication without checking the finished book.’”
According to the book’s blurb, it examines the disruption of the news media over the past decade, focusing on two “legacy” companies (the NY Times and the Washington Post) as well as two “upstart” ones (BuzzFeed and Vice).
Read about the specific allegations in the Los Angeles Times.
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