While this is essentially an account of his tenure [at The Guardian], Rusbridger also offers fascinating and disturbing insights into the present and future status of journalism in its various manifestations ... Rusbridger eloquently describes the dangers of this era.
The book he [Rusbridger has] written is eloquent in its argument for well-resourced journalism, and never better than in its central narrative of how an old profession struggled to cope with a new technology that threatened it with obsolescence – averted, in the Guardian’s case, by the commitment and generosity of its readers.
Evident throughout is the author’s patent pride in the Guardian and his disdain for writers, publications, and consumers that eschew fact in favor of bias and hype. Rusbridger ends on a note of hope—and concern: 'Trust me, we do not want a world without news.' In equal measure: informative, alarming, discerning, hopeful, proud, and humble.