By Paul Gillin | May 29, 2010 - 4:38 am - Posted in Future of Journalism, Journalism, Newspapers, R.I.P.

Last January we told you about Adam Chadwick and Bill Loerch, two filmmakers who are chronicling the decline of the US newspaper industry and the resulting crisis in journalism for a documentary film called Fit to Print. We just got a link to the trailer for their film. Watch it below. The filmmakers have been working on a shoestring budget and could use funding. If you can help them, contact Chadwick directly.

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  1. May 30, 2010 @ 7:51 am



    AAAND “the video has been removed by the user.”

    Guess they don’t want us to see the trailer…

    Posted by msbpodcast
  2. May 30, 2010 @ 8:19 am



    Back now.

    Posted by admin
  3. May 31, 2010 @ 7:27 am



    Thanks. Now that whetted my appetite.

    Posted by msbpodcast
  4. June 3, 2010 @ 9:58 am



    Looks really interesting, and all 100 percent true. Hope they can finish the film.

    Posted by Newspaper Fan
  5. June 5, 2010 @ 10:24 pm



    Wait, so the rise of the internet and the democratization of free press will lead to tyranny and oppression?!? Talk about irony. Shouldn’t it be a good thing that American citizens don’t have to rely only on the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal for news? We now have more options than ever before to learn about the world. Yes, many sites may not be legit but the users can compare the same story among different websites to understand the perspectives that surround the issue. And newspapers may be going away, but don’t we still have CNN, NBC, NPR, and other reputable non-print media outlets to get news from? And so what if there are superficial stories like “countries with the worst toilets”? So what? If there are people out there who are want to read it, let them!!

    The people who are making this movie want the public to support the media tyranny that the corporate dinosaurs in New York and Washington have relied on for decades to support their corrupt lifestyles. All I have to say to their deaths is “GOOD RIDDANCE”.

    Posted by yay for dying newspapers
  6. June 7, 2010 @ 9:21 am



    Interestingly the fate of newspaper readers financially and economically
    is completely left out. The rather drastic failure of the media in the
    financial crisis seems to be of no concern. That movie seems to be something for
    lovers of social misery.
    A look back at the role of media, including newspapers in all that:
    http://rinf.com/alt-news/media-news/where-was-media-when-sub-prime-disaster-unfolded/2854/

    Posted by Joe