NEWS: AND HOW TO USE IT by Alan  Rusbridger
(Canongate, 2020)
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NEWS: AND HOW TO USE IT

by Alan Rusbridger

Nothing in life works without facts.

A society that isn’t sure what’s true can’t function. Without facts there can be no government or law. Science is ignored. Trust evaporates.

People everywhere feel ever more alienated from - and mistrustful of - news and those who make it. We no longer seem to know who or what to believe. We are living through a crisis of ‘information chaos’.

News: And How to Use It is a glossary for this bewildering age. From AI to Bots, from Climate Crisis to Fake News, from Clickbait to Trolls (and more), here is the definitive user’s guide for how to stay informed, tell truth from fiction and hold those in power accountable in the modern age.

Reviews

"Praise for Breaking News: [Rusbridger] has written a book of breathtaking range . . . The brilliant Breaking News is essential - and entertaining - reading" ”
- SIR HAROLD EVANS Observer
"I particularly enjoyed Alan Rusbridger's Breaking News - in places it's as exciting as a thriller (and the good guys win) but it also gave me a new understanding of the difficulties that now confront good journalism" ”
- HENRY MARSH New Statesman, Best Books of 2018
"Just when we were feeling lost in the dark labyrinth of fake news and journalism in crisis, Alan Rusbridger lights his torch and leads the way. Essential"”
- STEVE COOGAN