Stop the Presses

Stop the Presses examines the threat posed to democracy by the slashing of jobs and other resources at American newspapers. With readers and advertisers flocking to the Internet and stockholders demanding ever-increasing profits, the future of print journalism’s crucial role as chief public watchdog is under assault. Top editors, reporters, media critics and journalism professors discuss how newspapers got into this situation and how “dead-tree” newspapers might remake themselves for the online age.