Friday, May 26, 2006

disappearing ink

Posted By on Fri, May 26, 2006 at 1:01 PM

Has everyone else read "Thin News, Fat Profits," Willy Stern's blistering cover story this week on the Tennessean, Gannett and the future of hard news reporting? Damn, it's despairing. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't know the groundbreaking investigative team of Barlett & Steele had been booted from Time magazine to save pennies. The same fear is emerging about contemporary film criticism: is there going to be any publication left that fosters the kind of in-depth analysis that once inspired a generation of filmmakers?

Where do you go to read serious news and criticism in print? The question underlying Willy's article is: will there be anywhere left to go?

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