The Piano Player In The Brothel: The Future Of Journalism by Jean Luis CebrianThe Piano Player In The Brothel: The Future Of Journalism by Jean Luis Cebrian

The Piano Player In The Brothel: The Future Of Journalism

byJean Luis CebrianTranslated byEduardo Schmid

Hardcover | March 3, 2011

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The book's title refers to the classic joke in which a father tells his son that anything is better than being a journalist, including being a piano player in the brothel.

The Piano Player in the Brothel is a reflection on the practice of journalism and the responsibility it entails in the interpretation of an ever-changing and increasingly complex world. The author's thoughts are interspersed with data and anecdotes on the history of journalism and its role as a great instrument of cultural diffusion, a warrantor of freedom of speech, and, hence, a protector of democracy. From its origins, journalism has struggled with political power -always interested in turning information into simple propaganda- and for that purpose it has developed some basic principles: truthfulness, verification, independence, public commitment and loyalty towards the citizens.
Juan Luis Cebrian is one of the original editors of Spain's leading newspaper El Pais, its first director, and a member of the board of directors of Le Monde. He has received Spain's National Journalism Prize, the Freedom of Expression Medal, and the Trento International Journalism and Communication Prize. He is the author of the novel...
Title:The Piano Player In The Brothel: The Future Of JournalismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.28 × 5.68 × 0.74 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Overlook PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1590203941

ISBN - 13:9781590203941

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Editorial Reviews

"This impressive first novel by the director of El Pais, Spain's largest newspaper, has a Graham Greene-like resonance. The light the book throws on the complexities of political life in modern Spain should be edifying to readers here." -Publisher's Weekly (refers to Red Doll) "More than just a love story or a thriller, this novel thoughtfully depicts Spain's current situation as it entertains by conventional means." -Jack Shrieve, Library Journal