American writer, journalist, media critic
Ken Auletta is an American journalist and media critic at The New Yorker. He has worked in government and on several political campaigns along with having taught and trained Peace Corps volunteers. In 1974, Auletta became the chief political correspondent for the New York Post. Following that, he was a staff writer and weekly columnist for The Village Voice, and then a contributing editor at New York Magazine. He started contributing to The New Yorker in 1977. Between 1977 and 1993, he wrote a weekly political column for the New York Daily News.
Auletta has profiled the leading figures and companies of the Information Age, including Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, and John Malone. His 2001 profile of Ted Turner won a National Magazine Award. He is the author of twelve books, including Greed and Glory on Wall Street: The Fall of The House of Lehman (1986) and World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies (2001).
Ken Auletta discussed his best-selling book, Googled: The End of the World as We Know It at The Common Good in 2010: Googled.