Afghanistan’s first media mogul
New Yorker, July 5, 2010
Publish or Perish
Can the iPad topple the Kindle, and save the book business? The
New Yorker, April 26, 2010
With cable, the Web, and tweets,can the President--or the press--still control the story? The
New Yorker, January 25, 2010
What are the enduring lessons we might draw from a close look at Google and today’s rapidly changing digital landscape? I came up with these twenty-five media maxims.
November 14, 2009
Ten Things Google Has Taught Us
Ken Auletta, author of a new book on the company, shares his insights on why it's uniquely successful and what that means for the media world. Fortune.com, October 26, 2009
Ken Interviews Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers On March 2, 2010, at a breakfast sponsored by the Newhouse School and The New Yorker, Ken interviewed Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live, and Seth Meyers, the show's head writer and anchor for “Weekend Update.”
Googled is a Bestseller Ken's book has hit the bestseller lists, and publishers in fifteen nations have already signed on to publish, including England, China, Israel, Brazil, Portugal, Indonesia, and Japan.
Ken Talks Google on C-Span This week on Q&A, Ken talks about his newest book, "Googled: The End of the World as We Know It." It tells the story of the company's founders and the many other people involved in the company's success.
Googlers Are Not Cold Businessmen but Cold Engineers Google once discussed buying the New York Times, Auletta says in this interview with I Want Media. But the search leader decided that such a move would damage its "neutral" identity. Google "is not obsessed with killing competitors," Auletta adds. "They're obsessed with eliminating inefficiencies."
The Movie Business Ken Auletta moderates a panel featuring Nora Ephron, Michael Lynton, and Anne Hathawayat a breakfast sponsored by the Newhouse School and The New Yorker.
Daily Beast: Geithner and Greed "In 1985, Ken Auletta wrote a financial classic, Greed and Glory on Wall Street. Now, William Cohan has written another, House of Cards. In a freewheeling discussion on the economic crisis, the authors pin blame, reveal lessons and pull back the curtains on some of Wall Street's most important characters."
Ken talks to Gary Hart and Bob Kerrey To probe the performance of the press in the presidential campaign, Ken Auletta interviewed two former presidential candidates, Bob Kerrey and Gary Hart, at a breakfast sponsored by the Newhouse School and The New Yorker on October 22, 2008.
Auletta Interviews Google's Eric Schmidt Ken Auletta interviewed Eric Schmidt, the chairman and C.E.O. of Google, in San Francisco on June 11, 2008, at a breakfast sponsored
by the Newhouse School and The New Yorker.
Auletta's Panel on the Impact of the Web on the Presidential Campaign On November 29th, Ken moderated a discussion about the impact of the Internet on the Presidential race at a breakfast sponsored
by the Newhouse School and The New Yorker. His guests were Arianna Huffington, of Huffingtonpost.com, Mark McKinnon, media advisor to John McCain and former media advisor to George W. Bush, and Peter Daou, the Internet Director of Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Three Anchors On October 2, 2004, Ken Auletta
moderated a panel discussion with Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, and
Dan Rather in the Celeste Bartos Forum of The New York Public
Library. The conversation was part of the sixth annual New Yorker
Festival. Here is a recording of that conversation. (Requires Flash Player.)
May 2002: Ken's
Ted Turner profile wins National Magazine
Award "Ken Auletta does more than elicit fresh
insights from friend, foe and subject alike. By cutting through the
clutter of legend with meticulous reporting and research, he also
creates the definitive portrait of a maverick media genius at a
personal turning point."Read the award-winning profile.
Bestselling author Ken Auletta takes readers for a ride on the Google wave, telling the story of how it formed and crashed into traditional media businesses-from newspapers to books, to television, to movies, to telephones, to advertising, to Microsoft. With unprecedented access to Google's founders and executives, as well as to those in media who are struggling to keep their heads above water, Auletta reveals how the industry is being disrupted and redefined.
"One of the Best
Business Books of 2004."
The Best Media
Book of the Year. -
Jon Friedman of CBS Marketwatch
"An intriguing study of an entrepreneurial
outsider who became a mainstream media mogul." -The Financial Times, September 29,
" Ken Auletta
puts the most human of faces on Turner yet. The picture is of a
tycoon who has lost his power -- and maybe even his way -- since
being pushed off his pedestal in 2000." -
Business Week, October 4, 2004
"Media Man glides breezily through Turner's
eventful life, plucking out vivid details and amusing anecdotes to
build a nuanced and engaging portrait of an immensely complicated
man." -The Washington Post, October 10,
"Auletta is deft at capturing the other sides
to Turner--for example, his genuine concern for the planet, and how
a Warner Bros. cartoon movie called The Iron Giant brought him to
tears." -Fortune Magazine, October 18, 2004
Auletta is the James Bond of the
world... The result: stories that give
readers an intimate feel for the drama within the institutions that
set the national news agenda."
Business Week, January 12, 2004
"Who guards the gatekeepers of the wayward
press? These days it's Auletta of The New Yorker.... Our modern
Liebling has prime access, a fine ear and smooth narrative clarity,
especially about business strategy. He unravels mysteries large and
small." -The Washington Post's Book World, January 25,
his place as dean of U.S. media critics." - U.S.News & World Report, March 15,