- 20 min
James Ledbetter was the European bureau chief of ?The Industry Standard?, having previously run the magazine’s New York bureau. A former media columnist for The Village Voice, he has also written for, among others, ?The New York Times?, ?The Nation?, ?The New Republic?, ?The Washington Post?, and ?GQ?.
In 2003, Ledbetter’s mock-heroic chronicle of the demise of ?The Industry Standard,? was published, offering a sardonic look at the thriving media business that came crashing down with the industry it covered.