AirTalk for June 15, 2011

The inside scoop on the New York Times

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Traffic moves along by The New York Times headquarters building April 21, 2011 in New York City.

The way that people get information is changing, perhaps faster than news organizations can adapt. Blogs, Internet-only entities like the Huffington Post and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are co-opting territory previously dominated by traditional print and broadcast media outlets. But it’s not just how the news is being disseminated that’s evolving. A battle for the soul of journalism is taking place, waged between the old, traditional guard and the rising prevalence of blogs and opinion-based content. Director Andrew Rossi’s new documentary, Page One: Inside the New York Times, peels back the cover on one of the most stalwart and respected rags in the business to show how the Times is dealing with all this new media stuff. What is the future of news? Is there a difference between independent blogs and New York Times blogs? Can traditional journalism survive the attack of the aggregators?

Guests:

Andrew Rossi, director of Page One: Inside the New York Times

David Carr, actor, Page One: Inside the New York Times; writes a column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times that focuses on media issues including print, digital, film, radio and television


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