Alan Rusbridger talks to David McCraw at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
When Alan Rusbridger stepped down as Guardian editor in 2015 he left one of the world’s most trusted news organisations. Rusbridger’s 20-year tenure oversaw international expansion and investigative triumphs, such as the phone hacking scandal. But it also spanned a tumultuous period for newspapers and the rise of fake news. Breaking News is an impassioned defence of good journalism: the study of an industry which shapes our understanding of the world – for now. He talks to author David McCraw, top newsroom lawyer for The New York Times, in this event filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival.