Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Fit to Print” on Closeup Film Blog at The Chicago Tribune

A big thank you to Nina Metz of The Chicago Tribune for helping us spread word about “Fit to Print”

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‘New Orleans Times-Picayune Faces Deep Cuts, Will End Daily Publication’

Jack Mirkinson reports on The New Orleans Times-Picayune:

The New Orleans Times-Picayune, the paper that became internationally famous for its courageous reporting during Hurricane Katrina, is facing steep cuts and will end its 175-year history of daily publication, the paper announced Thursday. The move will leave New Orleans as the biggest city in the United States without a major daily paper.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/24/new-orleans-times-picayune-cuts_n_1541991.html

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‘Why Warren Buffett is buying newspapers’

Jack Shafer reports on Warren Buffett:

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Just because Warren Buffettblew $142 million in cash on 63 daily and weekly Media General newspaper titles yesterday doesn’t mean that newspapers are back. All it means is that an old cow that’s still a milker has been moved to a neighboring farm’s pasture, where it will be squeezed until it can give no more and will then be ground into pet food.

http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/18/so-warren-buffett-likes-newspapers-again/

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“Fit to Print” Featured on MediaBistro

Betsy Rothstein features a post on “Fit to Print” on MediaBistro:

Who says being a NYT staffer who got laid off in the 2009 cuts won’t get you someplace?

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http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/fmr-nyt-staffer-begs-for-cash-for-film_b73922

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‘Coverup at Washington Times’

Mariah Blake reports on The Washington Times:

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During his long career, Arnaud de Borchgrave, a one-time Newsweek correspondent and editor, has earned his share of laurels. Fellow journalist Theodore H. White has called him one of “America’s great foreign correspondents.” “In a job that requires bluff and bravado, he has outrun the best of them,” Esquire gushed in a lengthy profile, which is quoted in de Borchgrave’s official bio. Along the way, he has also racked up some fancy titles, including director of the transnational threats project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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http://www.salon.com/2012/05/17/coverup_at_washington_times/

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Check out “Fit to Print” on Gannett Blog

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A new documentary, now in post production, asks that crucial question. It’s based on interviews with laid-off reporters, including some who’ve worked for Gannett.

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Fit To Print Trailer

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May 9, 2012 · 11:41 am

HELP US COMPLETE “FIT TO PRINT”

“Fit to Print: A Documentary on the U.S. Newspaper Industry” needs your help:

Help us secure funding for licensing stock footage, images, our marketing campaign and distribution by visiting:

http://passer.by/films/1

We are currently in post-production with our feature documentary, but cannot move forward until we secure funding for essential items for completion such as stock footage and our marketing and distribution campaign. It is our goal to present “Fit to Print” to as wide of an audience as possible, through the film festival circuit, journalism schools throughout the U.S. and abroad, video on-demand, and a theatrical release. We also hope to design a new website that will provide readers of our blog and followers of the film an opportunity to receive updates, news and information regarding the film, articles and videos about the world of journalism and much more.

Help us get there by contributing to our Passerby campaign. We can’t do it without you!

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‘Content Is No Longer King’

Ben Elowitz examines the role of ‘content as king':

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“Content is king” has been a long-lived mantra of media. And in the 1990s and early 2000s, it was true.

But over the last several years, the Internet has upheaved the aphorism.

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http://allthingsd.com/20120507/content-is-no-longer-king/

 

 

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‘New York Times confirms non-newsroom layoffs’

Jim Romenesko reports on the New York Times:

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More than 50 people were laid off on the corporate side. The layoffs include George Freeman, one of their well-known in-house lawyers. The worry is this is just the begginning of cuts — and that the company is putting pressure on the unions. Several of the people who were laid off were minorities, including African Americans and Hispanics.

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http://jimromenesko.com/2012/05/04/new-york-times-confirms-layoffs/

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