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Auletta, Ken

Works: 67 works in 276 publications in 9 languages and 14,933 library holdings
Genres: Television news programs  History  Television press conferences  Biography  Television panel discussions  Trials, litigation, etc  Political platforms  Periodicals  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Commentator for written text, Interviewee, pan
Classifications: HD9696.8.U64, 338.76102504
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ken Auletta
Most widely held works by Ken Auletta
Googled : the end of the world as we know it by Ken Auletta( Book )

43 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing, forward-looking examination of the outsize influence Google has had on the changing media landscape. There are companies that create waves and those that ride or are drowned by them. This is a ride on the Google wave, telling the story of how it formed and crashed into traditional media businesses
The underclass by Ken Auletta( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A first-hand account of America's new social dropouts--street criminals, hustlers, long-term welfare recipients and the homeless--and of what might be done to bring them into the mainstream"--Jacket subtitle. Includes material on the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
Three blind mice : how the TV networks lost their way by Ken Auletta( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to network television in the 1980s' How did CBS, NBC, and ABC lose a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits' Ken Auletta, author of Greed and Glory on Wall Street, tells the gripping story of the decline of the networks in this epically scaled work of journalism. He chronicles the takeovers and executive coups that turned ABC and NBC into assets of two mega-corporations and CBS into the fiefdom of one man, Larry Tisch, whose obsession with the bottom line could be both bracing and appalling. Auletta takes us inside the CBS newsroom on the night that Dan Rather went off-camera for six deadly minutes; into the screening rooms where NBC programming wunderkind Brandon Tartikoff watched two of his brightest prospects for new series thud disastrously to earth; and into the boardrooms where the three networks were trying to decide whether television is a public trust or a cash cow. Rich in anecdote and gossip, scalpel-sharp in its perceptions, Three Blind Mice chronicles a revolution in American business and popular culture, one that is changing the world on both sides of the television screen. From the Trade Paperback edition
Greed and glory on Wall Street : the fall of the house of Lehman by Ken Auletta( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the collapse of one of Wall Street's oldest investment banking partnerships
Backstory : inside the business of news by Ken Auletta( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is said that journalism is a vital public service as well as a business, but more and more it is also said that big media consolidation; noisy, instant opinions on cable and the internet; and political "bias" are making a mockery of such high-minded ideals. In Backstory, Ken Auletta explores why one of America's most important industries is also among its most troubled. He travels from the proud New York Times, the last outpost of old-school family ownership, whose own personnel problems make headline news, into the depths of New York City's brutal tabloid wars and out across the country to journalism's new wave, chains like the Chicago Tribune's, where "synergy" is ever more a mantra. He probes the moral ambiguity of "media personalities"--Journalists who become celebrities themselves, padding their incomes by schmoozing with Imus and rounding the lucrative corporate lecture circuit. He reckons with the legacy of journalism's past and the different prospects for its future, from fallen stars of new media such as to the rising star of cable news, Roger Ailes's Fox News. The product of more than ten years covering the news media for The New Yorker, Backstory is Journalism 101 by the course's master teacher
World War 3.0 : Microsoft and its enemies by Ken Auletta( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the computer industry's fight over Internet resources, discussing how various companies have struggled to become the most powerful force in computers
The highwaymen : warriors of the information superhighway by Ken Auletta( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggle is taking place--not just among corporate titans, but among entire industries. At stake is the communications industry. The contestants are Hollywood studios, television networks, and cable, telephone, computer, publishing, and consumer-electronics companies. The author takes the reader behind the scenes at such companies as Disney, Viacom, Microsoft, Time Warner, and Telecommunications, Inc. He chronicles the vanities and visions of such men as Rupert Murdoch, John Malone, Michael Eisner, Sumner Redstone, Bill Gates, Barry Diller, Ted Turner, Michael Ovitz, and Gerald Levin
Media man : Ted Turner's improbable empire by Ken Auletta( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wildly outspoken and ferociously competitive, Ted Turner is not your typical CEO. Equal parts mogul and visionary, Turner turned a modest suite of business into an improbable media empire that was in the forefront of the cable-television revolution." "Granted unique access to Turner and other key insiders (Gerald Levin, Steve Case, and Dick Parsons among them), Ken Auletta, America's foremost media reporter, tells the story of Turner the entrepreneur with rare authority. Media Man is a brisk and engrossing view of an unorthodox innovator, a pioneering company, and the industry they created."--Jacket
The streets were paved with gold by Ken Auletta( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How - and why - did one of the world's greatest cities come to be teetering on the edge of bankruptcy' Ken Auletta, writer for THE NEW YORKER and columnist for THE DAILY NEWS, shows how the decline of New York City was partly inevitable -- the result of shifting migration patterns and rapidl technological innovations -- and partly caused by anarchic political and economic factions, each angling for its own advantage. His lucid examination also pinpoints the core of New York City's problems -- the failure of liberal democratic government -- and explores what this will mean for the future of all American cities. "A tremendously impressive combination of reporting and analysis that illuminates not only New York's situation, but also the most basic trends in the politics and economy of the nation as a whole"--James Fallows, Washington Editor, THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY "Absolute must reading for anyone concerned with New York and the urban future." - George Sternlieb, Director, Centor for Urban Policy Researcch, Rutgers University
The art of corporate success : the story of Schlumberger by Ken Auletta( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing portrait of one of the world{u2019}s finest, yet most opaque, companies{u2014}and the quiet genius who made it thrive Ken Auletta set out to locate one of the world{u2019}s most prosperous businesses and explain its formula for success. He searched for an enterprise with a vivid chief executive and found that company in Schlumberger Limited, a multinational oilfield services firm with skyrocketing profits and a reputation as one of the best-managed global corporations. Auletta also found his fascinating CEO in Jean Riboud, a man who had eluded media attention even though he had guided Schlumberger for 2 decades. In this compelling portrait, Auletta brings the notoriously low-profile executive to life, detailing his unique style of management and the unusual corporate culture he nurtured. A self-proclaimed socialist from France, Riboud fought in the resistance during World War II, was captured by the Nazis, and was held prisoner at the Buchenwald concentration camp. He joined Schlumberger as an assistant and quickly rose through the company{u2019}s ranks. Although he was admired for his fierce drive for perfection and eye for long-term planning and expansion, Riboud distanced himself from his corporate cohorts and instead socialized with a diverse group of artists, writers, and politicians. Brilliant and paradoxical, Riboud makes for a fascinating subject in Auletta{u2019}s comprehensive and illuminating book
Googled the end of the world as we know it by Ken Auletta( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are companies that create waves and those that ride or are drowned by them. As only he can, best selling 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 and books to television, movies, and telephones. With unprecedented access to Google's founders and executives, Auletta reveals how the industry is being disrupted and redefined
Hard feelings : reporting on pols, the press, people, and the city by Ken Auletta( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard Feelings by Ken Auletta covers reporting on the pols, the press, the people, and the city
1-800-PRESIDENT : the report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Television and the Campaign of 1992 by Twentieth Century Fund( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best business stories of the year : 2002 edition by Andrew Leckey( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the year's most noteworthy and influential articles on diverse aspects of the business world
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Garrick Utley, Elizabeth Drew, and Tim Russert for a panel to discuss ongoing budget and income tax issues with Senator George Mitchell
Une Réussite sans frontières : Schlumberger et Jean Riboud by Ken Auletta( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's afraid of Rupert Murdoch?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last forty years, Rupert Murdoch has gone from publisher of a marginal newspaper to chairman of one of the world's largest and wealthiest media enterprises. Frontline probes Murdoch's drive to establish the first global telecommunications network and examines how his success has been dogged by controversy over journalistic standards and the use of political power"--Container
Society's drop-outs by Ken Auletta( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Auletta talks about what he calls the "underclass" who are people who have permanently dropped out of society
Whom do journalists work for? by Ken Auletta( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Googled : the end of the world as we know it
Alternative Names

Ken Auletta Amerikaans journalist


Аулетта, Кен


올레타, 켄 1942-

オーレッタ, ケン

The underclassThree blind mice : how the TV networks lost their wayGreed and glory on Wall Street : the fall of the house of LehmanBackstory : inside the business of newsWorld War 3.0 : Microsoft and its enemiesThe highwaymen : warriors of the information superhighwayMedia man : Ted Turner's improbable empireGoogled the end of the world as we know itThe best business stories of the year : 2002 edition