Dead­lines and Dis­rup­tion: My Tur­bu­lent Path from Print to Digital

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May 13, 2013

Dead­lines and Dis­rup­tion is a book about jour­nal­ism at a time of rad­i­cal dis­rup­tion, writ­ten as a mem­oir by some­one who lived through it. It is fun­da­men­tal­ly a tale of tran­si­tion — actu­al­ly many tran­si­tions. It is the pas­sage of a work­ing-class Jew­ish kid from the Bronx who ris­es to the top of the mag­a­zine world. It is the sto­ry of how he built Busi­ness Week into one of the world’s best and most lucra­tive mag­a­zines, only to see it lat­er suc­cumb to mis­man­age­ment and the imper­a­tives of the Inter­net age. It is the saga of how, at age 65, he launched a new grad­u­ate school of jour­nal­ism for a new era, strug­gling him­self to under­stand the top­sy-turvy forces at work — and to accept them. And, ulti­mate­ly, it is the trans­for­ma­tion of jour­nal­ism itself as it tries to find new busi­ness mod­els for the dig­i­tal age.

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