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Ken Auletta

Writer; Journalist; Media Critic for The New Yorker

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Ken Auletta Biography

In ranking him as America’s premier media commentator, the Columbia Journalism Review concluded, “No other reporter has covered the news communication business as thoroughly.”

In his award-winning “Annals of Communications” profiles for The New Yorker, Auletta chronicles major events and explores the powerful people shaping the cable, television, Hollywood studio, newspaper, publishing and technology industries.

He analyzes not only the quantifiable aspects like P&L statements and the shifting landscape of government regulations and mergers, but also the human factors that help illuminate decisions.

 

Auletta’s profiles have revealed, with unique intimacy, the inner-workings of some of the most famous (and notorious) personalities in the media, from Rupert Murdoch, Harvey Weinstein and Sumner Redstone to Michael Eisner, Barry Diller and Bill Gates. His persistent and probing, yet agreeable personality has allowed him to penetrate rarely-visited sanctums, taking readers with him into a judge’s chambers, a Murdoch business summit negotiation, New York Times page one deliberations, Viacom board meetings, meetings of the Bush White House communications team, and Allen & Co.’s annual summer camp for media moguls.

In fall 2004 Auletta released Media Man, a biography of Ted Turner based on his New Yorker profile, “The Lost Tycoon,” for which he won a National Magazine Award. In late 2003 he wrote Backstory: Inside the Business of News, a comprehensive commentary on the dominant figures and institutions in journalism and the media, from Roger Ailes and Fox News to Howell Raines and The New York Times. 

Ken Auletta was wonderful. He was an informative, poised, charming speaker. At the reception afterwards, he was engaging and very open to being with people.

Cheltenham Township Adult School 

His previous eight books include four national bestsellers: Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way; Greed and Glory on Wall Street; The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Superhighway; and World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies, which was cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for its stunning interviews with the federal judge who presided over the Microsoft antitrust case. Other titles include The Streets Were Paved with Gold, The Underclass, Hard Feelings, and The Art of Corporate Success.

Auletta is a regular guest on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Charlie Rose and Nightline, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire and The New Republic. He has won numerous journalism awards and was selected as one of the 20th century’s top 100 business journalists by a distinguished panel of his peers.

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Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence

Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence

Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)

Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)

Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

Backstory: Inside the Business of News

Backstory: Inside the Business of News

Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire (Enterprise)

Media Man: Ted Turner's Improbable Empire (Enterprise)

World War 3.0: Microsoft VS. the U.S. Gouvernment, and the Battle to Rule the Digital Age

World War 3.0: Microsoft VS. the U.S. Gouvernment, and the Battle to Rule the Digital Age

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    Booking fees for Ken Auletta, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Auletta, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Auletta for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Auletta for your next private or corporate function.
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Ken Auletta Biography

In ranking him as America’s premier media commentator, the Columbia Journalism Review concluded, “No other reporter has covered the news communication business as thoroughly.”

In his award-winning “Annals of Communications” profiles for The New Yorker, Auletta chronicles major events and explores the powerful people shaping the cable, television, Hollywood studio, newspaper, publishing and technology industries.

He analyzes not only the quantifiable aspects like P&L statements and the shifting landscape of government regulations and mergers, but also the human factors that help illuminate decisions.

 

Auletta’s profiles have revealed, with unique intimacy, the inner-workings of some of the most famous (and notorious) personalities in the media, from Rupert Murdoch, Harvey Weinstein and Sumner Redstone to Michael Eisner, Barry Diller and Bill Gates. His persistent and probing, yet agreeable personality has allowed him to penetrate rarely-visited sanctums, taking readers with him into a judge’s chambers, a Murdoch business summit negotiation, New York Times page one deliberations, Viacom board meetings, meetings of the Bush White House communications team, and Allen & Co.’s annual summer camp for media moguls.

In fall 2004 Auletta released Media Man, a biography of Ted Turner based on his New Yorker profile, “The Lost Tycoon,” for which he won a National Magazine Award. In late 2003 he wrote Backstory: Inside the Business of News, a comprehensive commentary on the dominant figures and institutions in journalism and the media, from Roger Ailes and Fox News to Howell Raines and The New York Times. 

Ken Auletta was wonderful. He was an informative, poised, charming speaker. At the reception afterwards, he was engaging and very open to being with people.

Cheltenham Township Adult School 

His previous eight books include four national bestsellers: Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way; Greed and Glory on Wall Street; The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Superhighway; and World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies, which was cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for its stunning interviews with the federal judge who presided over the Microsoft antitrust case. Other titles include The Streets Were Paved with Gold, The Underclass, Hard Feelings, and The Art of Corporate Success.

Auletta is a regular guest on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Charlie Rose and Nightline, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire and The New Republic. He has won numerous journalism awards and was selected as one of the 20th century’s top 100 business journalists by a distinguished panel of his peers.

Ken Auletta Videos

  • Ken Auletta: How Netflix Killed Blockbuster
  • The Risk Behind Netflix's Original Programming Leap
  • Ken Auletta: The Future of Online Original Content

Ken Auletta Books

FAQs on booking Ken Auletta

  • How to book Ken Auletta?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Auletta for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ken Auletta, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ken Auletta or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ken Auletta?

    Booking fees for Ken Auletta, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ken Auletta, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ken Auletta?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Auletta for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ken Auletta for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ken Auletta or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Auletta or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ken Auletta is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Auletta for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ken Auletta generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dan Lyons, Erik Qualman, Jimmy Wales, Jeff Jarvis and Jon Steinberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Auletta for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ken Auletta Speaker Videos

  • Ken Auletta: How Netflix Killed Blockbuster
    The Risk Behind Netflix's Original Programming Leap
  • Ken Auletta: The Future of Online Original Content
    Ken Auletta: Writer Liberation and the Decline of Broadcast
  • Media Matters: Auletta on CBS
    Orwell's '1984' Seen in 2013 Technology: Ken Auletta - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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