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Nothing in life works without facts.
A society that isn't sure what's true can't function. Without facts there can be no government or law. Science is ignored. Trust evaporates.
People everywhere feel ever more alienated from - and mistrustful of - news and those who make it. We no longer seem to know who or what to believe. We are living through a crisis of 'information chaos'.
News: And How to Use It is a glossary for this bewildering age. From AI to Bots, from Climate Crisis to Fake News, from Clickbait to Trolls (and more), here is the definitive user's guide for how to stay informed, tell truth from fiction and hold those in power accountable in the modern age.
’Given that Rusbridger is, in my opinion, one of the two great newspaper editors of the past half-century (the other is the late Harry Evans), anything he writes about the press is going to be worth reading . . . Many of the mini-essays are useful distillations of his experience in, and knowledge of, the industry’
‘If you are interested in the mechanics of the news, especially related to the times we are living in, going through and set to go through, then this book is a must’
NIHAL ARTHANAYAKE, BBC
‘[Rusbridger] was one of the stand-out editors of his generation and it shows in his book: an astute and agreeably random canter through the imperfect world of journalism in Britain and America . . . erudite’
‘An agreeable and very worthwhile book. It invites you to think and question. It is informative and entertaining’ Scotsman
‘Smart, relevant and punchy . . . a powerful light in the darkness’
‘Captivating . . . a compelling tour d’horizon of the trade’