"This is an inspired examination of what’s happened to American journalism over the past 50 years, artfully told by people
who lived it, who helped shape the best of it, and who warn us of the perils of the present day. Moving gracefully from personal
anecdote to sweeping analysis, it is a unique and valuable volume."
—David Boardman, Dean and Professor, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University
"This is an inspiring collection of essays by dedicated and accomplished journalists. Together, the authors show how the core
values of Columbia Journalism School shape diverse careers and strengthen our profession."
—Steve Coll, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
"At a time when a president of the United States calls reporters 'the enemy of the people,' this book is a powerful reminder
that journalism is a noble calling filled with honest professionals dedicated to fairly and accurately pursuing the truth
and informing the public—goals essential to the functioning of American democracy. As the contributors from the Columbia Journalism
School's Class of 1969 make clear, the news business has changed dramatically since they graduated a half century ago. But
the core values they learned as students endure—and are as important today as ever."
—Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
"Accurate, independently gathered information is as necessary to our way of government as the right to vote. This book by
veteran journalists is the best analysis I’ve seen of the precarious state of American journalism and the danger that alone
poses to our democracy."
—Bob Schieffer, CBS News, author of Overload: Finding Truth in the Deluge of News
"For a journalist like myself, on the road for 50 years, Inside the Upheaval of Journalism is a walk down memory lane,
recalling, in some cases, the hard road both Blacks and women traveled to realize their dreams of becoming reporters. But
the book’s seasoned journalists also bring us into the present with great clarity and sometimes painful insight. They confront
the challenges veterans and newcomers face as technology changes the reporting dynamic ever faster, but not always with good
results. And yet, the love of the profession is constant, as is the desire to to help a new generation appreciate that their
job remains, as always, to faithfully record our country’s journey toward a more perfect union."
—Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award-winning journalist and author