The Riveter Presents
An intimate conversation (and happy hour!) with Jill Abramson
The Riveter: Capitol Hill
1517 12th Avenue Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98122

Join us for a happy hour and intimate discussion with Jill Abramson on her new book, Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and The Fight for Facts. Prize-winning journalist Jill Abramson takes readers deep into the story of the news business, fighting for survival through a series of crises—first the digital revolution and great recession, and then the President’s unprecedented war on the press. This is the definitive report on the disruption and radical adjustment of the news media over the last decade, as four news companies confront cataclysmic changes in technology, economics, standards, commitment, and endurance that pits old media versus new. 


4:00PM: Discussion
4:30PM - 5:00PM: Q+A
5:00PM - 5:30PM: Book Signing 

About the Author 

Jill Abramson started as a reporter in the era of Watergate. She held senior editorial positions at the New York Times, where she was the first woman to serve as Washington bureau chief, managing editor, and executive editor. She spent nine years at the Wall Street Journal. She is also the co-author with Jane Mayer of Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, a National Book Award finalist. A senior lecturer at Harvard University, she writes a column about U.S. politics for The Guardian. Tickets are limited. A copy of the book will be provided with the purchase of a ticket.