War at the Wall Street Journal ebook
by Sarah Ellison
A Q&A with Sarah Ellison, Author of War at The Wall Street Journal.
A Q&A with Sarah Ellison, Author of War at The Wall Street Journal. Q: How did this book come about? A: I was covering the media at the Wall Street Journal when Rupert Murdoch made his bid for the paper. The story became an epic saga, clearly great material for a book. True, I had a vested interest in the subject, given that I spent the better part of 14 years toiling at the same newspaper (leaving 8 years ago) and knowing many of the characters involved.
For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. War at the Wall Street journal : inside the struggle to control an American. business empire, Sarah Ellison. p. cm. ISBN 978-0-547-15243-1. 1. Wall Street journal. 2. Dow Jones & Co. I. Title. Book design by Brian.
The mother of all tick-tock. The Rupert Murdoch in War at the Wall Street Journal, so spectral in much of the coverage, is very much a flesh-and-blood presence here. Charming, querulous, distracted and fully engaged, his approach to business and life is reflected on many of the pages. - David Carr, New York Times media columnist. This is a superb book about a momentous event we knew less about than we thought.
Personal and Confidential ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007, at 5:34 . establish. It came with a simple heading: PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL FROM RUPERT In Steiger's world, that meant only one person.
Sarah Ellison seems to have been present at every party, executive office meeting, secret hotel suite conference, corporate plane ride, etc. in Rupert Murdoche(tm)s hijacking of the the Wall Street Journal. e"Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down " spins an absorbing yarn played out on super-yachts and in corporate jets, populated by an irresistible cast of characters. e" New York Times "A book as devastatingly definitive as any Journal tick tock.
Her first book, War at the Wall Street Journal, was published in 2010. After the book was published, Ellison was banned from a Wall Street Journal press conference, in a move interpreted by observers as retaliation for her book’s critical coverage. In 2016, she was promoted to special correspondent, following her activity for Vanity Fair’s blog, The Hive, which concentrates towards Washington, technology, and politics.
Rupert Murdoch arriving to address the Wall Street Journal newsroom on Dec. 13, 2007. Ellison, a former reporter at The Journal, covered the takeover in real time for the very newspaper Murdoch was scheming to acquire. She gracefully slips back and forth across enemy lines, gathering intelligence from all sides and using her precious face time with Murdoch and his adult children more profitably than did the media critic Michael Wolff for his self-referential biography, The Man Who Owns the News.
Sarah Ellison used to work for the Wall Street Journal before News Corp's takeover of the journal. She wrote this book using a compilation of interviews and newspaper stories. The book feels like you are at many of the reconstructed conversations and deals inside the book. It also describes the people very well; the Bancroft family, the Hill Family, Rupert Murdoch, Peter Kann, Marty Lipton, and others. This book is a story of deal making and business politics.
A tale about big business, an imploding dynasty, a mogul at war, and a deal that epitomized an era of change
While working at the Wall Street Journal, Sarah Ellison won praise for covering the $5 billion acquisition that transformed the pride of Dow Jones and the estimable but eccentric Bancroft family into the jewel of Rupert Murdoch’s kingdom. Here she expands that story, using her knowledge of the paper and its people to go deep inside the landmark transaction, as no outsider has or can, and also far beyond it, into the rocky transition when Murdoch’s crew tussled with old Journal hands and geared up for battle with the New York Times. With access to all the players, Ellison moves from newsrooms to estates and shows Murdoch, finally, for who he is—maneuvering, firing, undoing all that the Bancrofts had protected. Her superlative account transforms news of the deal into a timeless chronicle of American life and power.