Ken Auletta has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1977 and writes the Annals of Communications. He is the author of eleven books, including five Times best-sellers. His book "Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire" grew out of his National Magazine Award-winning New Yorker Profile. Last year, he published "Googled: The End of the World as We Know It."
Ken Auletta has written Annals of Communications columns and profiles for The New Yorker magazine since 1992. He is the author of eleven books, including five national bestsellers: 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 andGoogled: The End of The World As We Know It. Starting in 1974, he was the chief political correspondent for the New York Post, then staff writer and weekly columnist for the Village Voice and contributing editor of New YorkMagazine. He started writing for The New Yorker in 1977. Between 1977 and 1993, he wrote a weekly political column for the New York Daily News
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The point that Ken made about being the middle man (I guess person) is interesting when one thinks of a teacher rather than Ken's examples (travel agent, librarian, advertising agent). As a teacher I now almost feel like the middle man BUT it was heartening Ken's story about the newspaper editor since there are parallels with the teacher.