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"Fit to Print" is a documentary film that takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes journey through the current upheaval in the U.S. newspaper industry.
"Fit to Print" is a documentary film that takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes journey through the current upheaval in the U.S. newspaper industry.
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We are finishing up production and beginning post-production on a documentary film that chronicles the U.S. Newspaper Industry from the 1950s onward. "Fit to Print" addresses the gradual downfall of American newspapers, starting with the decline of the afternoon dailies in the 1950s. It examines the current role Internet search engines, such as Google and Yahoo, have played in the news content game and the dangers involved with the online homogenization of news.

Reporters working for or recently laid-off from major metropolitan newspapers are interviewed, providing insight into how investigative reporting has fallen by the wayside. We interview many industry professionals including journalism school professors, such as Geneva Overholser, the director of the Annenberg School of Journalism. Notable media theorists have been interviewed, including Noam Chomsky and in-the-field newspaper staff, such as David Barstow and Robert Kaiser.

The filmmakers have so far recorded interviews with reporters currently or once associated with The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, The Rocky Mountain News, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The San Diego Union-Tribune. In addition, we have conducted interviews with founders of news websites such as Voice of San Diego, MinnPost, and ProPublica.

"Fit to Print" also showcases meaningful case stories that shed light onto investigative stories that have fallen by the wayside, including depleted coverage on stories Laura Frank (The Rocky Mountain News) and Andrew Schneider (The Seattle P.I.) began on public health disasters.

Taking its cue from Michael Moore’s “Sicko” and Robert Kenner's “Food Inc.,” “Fit to Print” is poised to dissect an industry in peril; at the same time, it highlights the positive aspects of launching journalism into a digital world.

Shot in Digital HD, we employ a creative structure and that includes an animation segment, video and audio interviews, stock footage and mixed print and online media.

We are seeking funding to complete the film. In order to edit our film into a 90-minute documentary, we will be using a tape deck to view and edit the footage, money to finance our final interviews with the Denver Post and Seattle Post Intelligencer. This money will also contribute to the many artists involved in the production, including our composer and animator.

Feel free to contact one of the producers at adamgchadwick@gmail.com and nancy.wolfe@gmail.com

Additional information can be found on our website - http://fittoprintfilm.com

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