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Sarah Ellison Calls Wall Street Journal Sale ‘An Epic Clash of Cultures’

As a journalist, you never know which assignment is going to be your big break. For Sarah Ellison, author of War at the Wall Street Journal, it was covering the newspaper beat during her day job at that very paper that eventually landed her a book deal.

“I spent the last three, four, five months that I was at the paper reporting on the story for the Wall Street Journal,” she told Laurel Touby for Media Beat. “Then people approached me about writing the book, and I thought that it was such a great story and such a kind of epic clash of cultures that it was definitely something that could be of interest beyond the pages of the newspaper.”

Watch the full video to find out what Ellison feels is the true motivation behind business journalism and whether writing such an investigative tome landed her more enemies than friends.

Part 2: Sarah Ellison on Writing War at The Wall Street Journal

Part 3: Sarah Ellison Makes Friends and Enemies with War at the Wall Street Journal

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