November 11, 2004

Mnews With Mnookin

I had the chance last night to meet Seth Mnookin, former media reporter for Newsweek and author of the new book “Hard News,” last night at a Barnes & Noble reading in Manhattan. I hadn’t planned on going, but just happened to visit the B&N when Mnookin was about to start speaking. The new book tells the story of the New York Times, around the time of the Jayson Blair scandal, and has gotten rave reviews so far.

The reading was interesting, as (as usual at these things) the crowd asked all sorts of questions (“why doesn’t the Times do more reporting about the neocons were doing before the war?”) that had little or nothing to do with the subject at hand. While I’ve still got the Tom Wolfe book and the Jon Stewart book and the David Brooks book and the James Wolcott book on my list, I’m going to have to read Mnookin’s at some point too.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 11, 2004 12:43 AM
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