January 20, 2010

'War at WSJ'

From The New York Times: 
Get ready for another media parlor game, this one pivoting around "War at The Wall Street Journal: Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire." The book, by the former Journal media writer Sarah Ellison, is a scrupulously fair, careful account written from a close distance about how Rupert Murdoch came to own the crown jewel of American business journalism.

The back flap of the advanced copy — the book is scheduled to come out May 12 — has a lurid come-on: "Set in the highest echelon of the media, this saga of an American institution under siege is a bonfire of barbarians and boldface names."