Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First American Edition
Publisher: New York: Atheneum, 1978.
Ray Connolly's Newsdeath is the story of a newspaper in decline and its staff, led by its eccentric, irascible editor, as they fight to keep their publication alive.
The newspaper's newsroom is a relic of a bygone era, and the staff is a largely aging group of veterans who are slowly losing the battle against the Internet and other forms of media.
As the newspaper's sales continue to plummet, the editor is forced to make drastic cuts to the staff, leading to a mass exodus of talent.
The remaining staff members must work even harder to keep the paper afloat, as they struggle to find new ways to attract readers.
Connolly's dark, humorless prose captures the crumbling of a once-great institution, and the consequences of the newspaper's dwindling influence on the world.; 8vo; $6.00.