James O'Shea: "The Deal From Hell"
American newspapers have been in steep decline for years. The rise of the Internet usually gets the bulk of the blame. But a veteran newsman tells a different story. In a new book about the disastrous merger of two great media companies, he argues that greed, corruption and incompetence all played a part. Using investigative reporting skills, he gives an in-depth account of a bad merger that led to a bankruptcy and, he says, placed a dangerously troubled industry in greater peril. An insider's view on what has been dubbed "the deal from hell."
former editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times; former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune.