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D: Andrew Rossi
As we watch the scrimmage between New Media vs. Old play out on our iPads, Page One takes us – fly-on-the-wall and with talking heads commentary – into the inner sanctum of the Newspaper of Record, for a look at the stakes for capital "J" journalism as the paper struggles to maintain its historical franchise. Guided by the raspy-voiced Media reporter David Carr – whose conversational bon mots are every bit as pithy, witty, and wise as the ones he types – we get just a glimpse of what goes into what the Times does so well. The ultimate issue is whether readers (and advertisers) will pay for what it takes to ferret out the most trustworthy daily version of the facts. The film attempts to cover so much ground and introduces so many tangential, if fascinating, players and issues in the battle for the readers' rapidly diminishing attention spans, that after 89 minutes we're left panting. Still, it was a good ride.
Thursday, March 17, 11am, State
Jessi Cape, Fri., June 14, 2013
Monica Riese, Wayne Alan Brenner, Fri., June 14, 2013
Jeff Winkler, Fri., June 14, 2013
Anne S. Lewis, Fri., June 7, 2013
Monica Riese, Fri., June 7, 2013
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Perry's Blackmail Threat Governor Perry has followed through with his blackmail threat to veto funding for the district attorney's Public Integrity Unit. I ...
Competitive Pricing I have a little story I wrote that I hope you will enjoy. A barber comes into town and sets ...
Perry Working for the Democrats I hope Austin Chronicle readers will join me in congratulating Rick Perry for his veto of legislation to provide Texas ...
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