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Nov 19, 2018

Alexandra Kitty, aka the 'World's Most Dangerous Woman', is a Canadian author and academic who says that "journalism used to be everything, until the day it became nothing."

In her new book, she argues that journalism used to be a powerful and wonderful thing, yet now it has become a curiosity, and not even the Internet can resurrect it. When Journalism was a Thing considers the downfall of journalism and the reasons why, but also offers a model for a new approach to the once-noble profession.

Kitty is the author of three books, including Don’t Believe It!: How Lies Become News, and Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism. She had two different columns in two major daily newspapers by the time she was 23. Her articles have been published in academic journals such as Skeptic and Critical Review, trade publications such as Quill, Editor & Publisher, Current, and Presstime, and newsstand magazines from Elle Canada to Maisonneuve. She lives in Ontario, Canada.