Passer.by :: Fit To Print examines the on-going crisis within the U.S. newspaper industry and its impact on local investigative reporting. The film includes interviews from reporters, staff members, and media experts within several major U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Through interviews with former executives at the leading newspaper companies, we illustrate a change in business practices, beginning in the 1960s. Newspapers became less a public service than a business enterprise designed to please stockholders.
What happens when former newspaper reporters are no longer able to pursue important investigative stories?
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