Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times

Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times

by Daniel R. Schwarz


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ISBN-13: 9781438438979
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Series: Excelsior Editions
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Daniel R. Schwarz is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English Literature and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University. His previous books include In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century and Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon and the Making of New York City Culture.

Table of Contents



1. Crisis and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009

2. The Way We Were: A Brief History of the Times with a Focus on Major Events

3. Looking Backward: The (Failed) Raines Reformation

4. Digital Revolution: www.nytimes.com

5. Media Economics 101: The Business Crises of the New York Times

6. Counter Reformation of The Way We Are (I): New Bearings and Continuity in the Contemporary Times Under Keller, 2003-2009

7. The Way We Are (II): The 2003-2009 Times Under Keller

8. Dramatic Changes in Sunday’s Magazines: Competing for Attention Among Myriad Reading and Leisure Choices

9. The Challenge to the First Amendment: The Judith Miller Saga and the Story of Domestic Spying

10. Struggling with its Ethnic Heritage: Has the Times Waged War Against the Jews?

11. Conclusion: Where is the Times Going?

Selected Bibliography

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Daniel Schwarz's -Endtimes?- is an important book that will be of interest to people concerned about the future of newspapers. In his book, Schwarz reviews the history of the -NYTimes-, looks at what the paper has become today, and speculates about its future. He considers the impact on the paper--and, by implication, on all print newspapers--of changes in American culture and ongoing availability of news on the internet and on cable TV. He describes a newspaper that over the years has offered its readers more in depth analysis, more investigative reporting, more added value material on how to live better, and--at the same time--more fluff (Schwarz explains why this is so) in response to these changes. He also notes that the -Times- has the largest and most far flung staff of any newspaper in the world, that it supplies material--often without charge--for many other news outlets. Will the -Times- be able to keep this up--or will declining print revenues makes this impossible? Will we then have a reliable source of national and world news? In addition to offering us his own observations and reflections, Schwarz interviewed many of the editors--including editors in chief--of the -Times- and he quotes liberally from his interviews. Their voices along with Schwarz's own provide us with a richly provocative book.