To Tell the Truth

by Lewis M. Simons

Many veterans of journalism decided to publish theirs memoirs in recent years and for me it is always interesting to read about the golden era of media, when even local newspapers sent their correspondents to far flung places and every story was a collective effort of writers, editors, copy-editors and many more today forgotten specialists. You will find a lot of such details in this book but it is also an engaging lecture on recent history, as the author was an eyewitness to many important events that took place in Asia in the last 50 years. You can even say that his reporting has changed this history.

His passionate advocacy for free press and editorial values may sometimes sound a little naive but it is important to fight the current decline of the media market and lack of trust in journalism. He certainly makes a strong case for it.

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