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Book Talk: Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Amit Bhatia '01 Libe Cafe (Olin Library)
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Continuously published since its founding in 1851, The Times has won 106 Pulitzer prizes, the most of any news organization. Its electronic version is the most read American online newspaper website, with more than 30 million unique visitors each month.

Join Daniel R. Schwarz for a book talk about his new book "Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009" (State University of New York Press, March 1, 2012). "Endtimes?" is a groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper. Professor Schwarz examines a period in which all manner of plagues befell The Times — many of them self-inflicted, and describes how today’s flood of information threatened the integrity of its existence. The author interviewed past and present luminaries, including The Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.; executive editors; public editors; major section editors and many masthead figures. The book provides a critical account of its strengths and weaknesses in responding to today’s many challenges.

Daniel Schwarz is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell. He has written extensively about the works of James Joyce and other early 20th-century novelists. His many books include "In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century" and "Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon and the Making of New York City Culture."

Following the talk, Schwarz will lead a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be available throughout the event and books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, please call 255-3393.

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Cornell Universtiy, Department of English

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