I couldn’t put this book down. It gives deeper insight into stories that I remember reading about which in itself would be a great read. But even more than that, it’s so interesting in terms of how it looks at strategy in the context of an industry that is being completely reshaped by digital. How do you make long term decisions with short term pressures and what do you have to sacrifice along the way? There are important reflections for many industries in here.
And finally, it reminds me how important it is to support more objective media sources.
The insight into well known new stories, strategy and the moral message add up to a fascinating read.
Am about half way through - and struggling. What seemed like a potentially timely and interesting overall critique of modern media, it is more like an extended management paper to the Scott Trust, explaining and justifying why a heck of a lot of money was spent by the Guardian on tech. There’s room for such a book, but wasn’t what was expected or paid for.