CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

Meet New York author Dan Schwarz in this special video chat, and discuss his book Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009.

After carefully tracing the rise of the Times's website, Schwarz asks whether the Times can survive as a print newspaper, whether it can find a business model to support its vast print and online newsgathering operation, and whether the Sulzberger family can survive as controlling owners. He also asks whether the Times, in its desperate effort to survive, has abandoned its quality standards by publishing what he calls "Timeslite" and "Timestrash."

From the back cover: From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In this groundbreaking study of the recent life and times of America's most important newspaper, Daniel R. Schwarz describes the transformation of the Times as it has confronted not only its various scandals and embarrassments but also the rapid rise of the internet and blogosphere, the ensuing decline in circulation and print advertising, and the change in what contemporary readers want and how they want to get it.

Sunday * October 27 * 2-4pm

Main Library Second Floor Events Room

915 Monroe Street

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362.

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