30: The Collapse of the Great American Newspaper

30: The Collapse of the Great American Newspaper

by Charles M. Madigan
     
 

The era of the big-city newspaper as a dependable beacon for the American people is over. Charles Madigan's -30- is the story of the decline of an important institution, the American newspaper, told in a collection of incisive pieces by practitioners of the art and craft of journalism. At heart it's an insider's story, but with serious and vast consequences in the

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The era of the big-city newspaper as a dependable beacon for the American people is over. Charles Madigan's -30- is the story of the decline of an important institution, the American newspaper, told in a collection of incisive pieces by practitioners of the art and craft of journalism. At heart it's an insider's story, but with serious and vast consequences in the world beyond the newsroom. -30- considers the impact of technology, management policy, and social values on the operations of the press and its changing marketplace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566637428
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Way It Was. The Way It Is     3
Money, Technology, Tax Law, and Trouble   Elizabeth M. Neiva     11
What Happened to the Readers?   David Carr     19
Everybody Watches the New York Times   Rachel Smolkin     23
Trapped in Transition   Joseph Epstein     45
Fighting the Vortex   Rick Edmonds     58
The Wrong Way to Make Money   Philip Meyer     72
Tribune Company: Synergy's Broken Promise   Rachel Smolkin     86
Money! Money! Money! The Profits-versus-Quality War   Neil Hickey     106
Embracing Extinction: The 1970s and Newspaper Decline   Jack Shafer     128
Glory Days: The Billionaire Solution   Michael Wolff     133
Heartbreak on Wheels: The Philadelphia Inquirer   Michael Shapiro     144
Still a Powerful Voice   John Nichols     175
Can the Los Angeles Times Survive Its Owners?   Ken Auletta     190
Hidden Goldfields: Small-town Papers   Roger Plothow     210
How to Tune Back In   David T. Z. Mindich     213
Credits     233
Index     235

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