Oswego Alumni Association
2005 Louis A. Borrelli Jr. Media Summit - Ken Auletta Bio
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4PM Thursday, October 27, 2005
Sheldon Hall Ballroom, State University of New York – Oswego
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has written “Annals of Communication”for The New Yorkersince 1992. He is the author of ten books, four of them national bestsellers. His most recent books are Backstory: Inside the Business of Newsand Media Man, a biography of Ted Turner, the subject of Auletta’s 2001 National Magazine Award for best profile. In ranking him America’s premier media critic, the Columbia Journalism Reviewconcluded, “No other reporter has covered the new communications revolution as thoroughly as has Auletta.” He has written for various newspapers and magazines and appeared regularly as a television interviewer and analyst. He started writing for The New Yorkerin 1977. Auletta was among the first to popularize the so-called information superhighway with his February 1993 profile of Barry Diller’s search for something new. He has profiled the leading figures and companies of the Information Age, including Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, AOL Time Warner, John Malone, Harvey Weinstein, and the New York Times. He grew up on Coney Island and now lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. He graduated with a B.S. from SUNY Oswego in 1963 and received an M.A. in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. The State University of New York awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Letters in 1990, and in 1998, he gave anaddress at the inauguration of Deborah F. Stanley as President of SUNY Oswego.
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