Ken Auletta

KEN AULETTA has written “Annals of Communications” pieces and profiles for The New Yorker since 1992. He is the author of eleven books, including THREE BLIND MICE: HOW THE TV NETWORKS LOST THEIR WAY; GREED AND GLORY ON WALL STREET: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF LEHMAN; THE HIGHWAYMEN: WARRIORS OF THE INFORMATION SUPER HIGHWAY; WORLD WAR 3.0: MICROSOFT AND ITS ENEMIES; and GOOGLED, THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. His twelfth book, FRENEMIES: THE EPIC DISRUPTION OF THE AD BUSINESS (AND EVERYTHING ELSE), will be published in June 2018. Before joining The New Yorker, Auletta was the chief political correspondent for the New York Post, staff writer and weekly columnist for the Village Voice, and contributing editor for New York Magazine. He also wrote a weekly political column for the New York Daily News, narrated a 90-minute biography of Rupert Murdoch for PBS’s Frontline, and was the guest editor of THE BEST BUSINESS STORIES OF THE YEAR 2002. Auletta has been chosen as a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library and for two decades, he has been a national judge of the Livingston Awards for journalists under the age of 35. Twice a trustee of PEN, the international writers’ organization, and for a dozen years a member of the board and executive committee member of the New York Public Theater, Auletta is a member of the New York Public Library’s Emergency Committee for the Research Libraries, the Author’s Guild, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.


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