May 21, 2013
Wasserman to Edit Truthdig Book Review
Posted on Aug 9, 2007
At a time when newspapers are cutting back on their coverage of books, we’re deepening our commitment to the exploration of questions that do not have simple answers. Truthdig is pleased to announce that Steve Wasserman, former Los Angeles Times Book Review editor, will join us as editor of a weekly book review feature, to be launched in October. Please stay tuned.
8 August 2007
TRUTHDIG TO PUBLISH BOOK REVIEWS
LOS ANGELES—Truthdig (www.truthdig.com), winner of the 2007 Webby Award for Best Political Blog, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Wasserman as book editor. A former editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Wasserman will inaugurate Truthdig’s weekly book review, starting in October 2007.
At a time when newspapers are cutting back on their coverage of books, Truthdig is acting to counter this betrayal of journalism’s fundamental obligation to deliver the news that stays news. What is most scarce in our culture is the exploration of questions that do not have obvious or simple answers.
Books, despite predictions of their demise, are alive and flourishing. Ten years ago, some 50,000 books were published annually in America. Today, more than three times that number are published, yet review coverage in the mainstream media shrinks. Truthdig seeks to reverse that trend.
Weekly reviews will be by contributors who bring to bear upon their considerations authority and superb writing gifts. They will include novelists, essayists, poets, historians and others. The reviews will be designed to deepen public debate and to engage readers in an ongoing conversation.
About Steve Wasserman, Editor, Truthdig Book Review
New and Improved Comments