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In 2004, at what might have been the age of retirement, longtime Business Week editor-in-chief Shepard decided to take his life in a new direction: he would become the first dean of a new journalism school, based at City University of New York (CUNY). Starting a new journalism school at a time when many experts were predicting the demise of journalism altogether? That took guts. This is two compelling books in one: Shepard’s story of his life in print journalism, and a clearheaded look at the way journalism is evolving due to electronic media, social networking, and the ability of anyone with a computer and an opinion to make him- or herself heard. Is journalism dying? Not according to Shepard. It’s changing, yes, but in some respects it’s also improving: the division between news source and audience is blurring, with the audience now being able to report its own news and to require established journalistic entities to tailor their output to suit the audience’s needs (witness the rise of “hyperlocal” journalism). The author is eminently qualified to write about this subject, and he’s an excellent writer to boot. --David Pitt
In Deadlines and Disruption, Stephen B. Shepard chronicles his nearly 50 years in the news business―landing his first job as a reporter, finding stories, meeting deadlines, and working his way up to become editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek, where he presided over some of the most important stories of the age.
Primarily, though, this is a story of upheaval, transition, and the future of news. When Shepard stepped down from BusinessWeek in 2005, journalism was already being transformed by the Internet. At an age when most people retire, Shepard jumped back into the middle of it all. As founder and dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, he is on the front lines of training the new generation of journalists.
Deadlines and Disruption is a treasure of insight from one of the most respected people in journalism. Anyone concerned with the state of news creation, delivery, and consumption today―and how it all plays out in society―cannot afford to miss this book.See all Editorial Reviews
After editing Business Week for 20 years, Shepard started a brand new journalism school for the digital age at the City University of New York. Read morePublished 1 month ago by stephen shepard
A little slow at times, the author has had an amazing life but tends to tell his story and lecturer, an academic. Too much in his head. Slow going.Published 21 months ago by Barbara Levinson
A splendid autobiography filled with mixed emotions coupled with rich insights of Journalist's struggles during the transition stage, from print to digital technology which could... Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Agnes Marshall