Professor Daniel Schwarz discusses his book Endtimes? a groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America’s most important newspaper, The New York Times.
Daniel R. Schwarz describes the transformation of the Times as it has confronted not only its various scandals and embarrassments but also the rapid rise of the internet and blogosphere, the ensuing decline in circulation and print advertising, and the change in what contemporary readers want and how they want to get it.
Writing as a skeptical outsider and devoted lifelong reader, Schwarz concludes that the Times is the worst newspaper in the world—except for all the others. Endtimes? is a must-read for Times readers as well as anyone interested in the radical change in print andbroadcast media in the rapidly evolving Internet Age.
Daniel Schwarz is the Frederick J. Whiton Professor of English Literature and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University where he has taught since 1968.