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Fmr. NYT Staffer Begs for Cash for Film

Who says being a NYT staffer who got laid off in the 2009 cuts won’t get you someplace?

Adam Chadwick wrote late last night with an unusual pitch: “I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know about “Fit to Print” – a feature-length documentary on the U.S. newspaper industry crisis and the changing dynamics of investigative reporting.This is an independent film that I have been working on for the past three years. It examines newspapers all across the U.S. and the threat to local watchdog reporting as staffs and resources are cut. This film is being made on a shoestring budget by myself and other former newspaper staffers, hoping to give voice to the thousands of newsroom employees laid-off over the past several years, while also examining the light at the end of the tunnel for the industry.”

Key words: “shoestring budget.” Chadwick needs cash. He has 22 days to reach a $10,000 goal. To entice potential investors he has offered a promo clip that includes NYT’s David Barstow, WaPo’s Bob Kaiser, and Laura Frank from the now defunct Rocky Mountain News and “other great newspaper folks from across the country.” Chadwick says they did a lot of filming at the Washington Post.

While most publicists for such a film would throw out a lot of formalities and hound reporters, not Chadwick. He writes humbly, “Full disclosure: I SUCK at anything promotional related for a film. But we’re trying to raise completion funds right now and I was hoping you could help us spread word on the film.”

Watch the promo. It’s well worth a look.

To reach Adam, write him at

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Morning Reading List 06.10.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning.



Boston Globe: The New York Times Co. has hired an investment bank to manage the possible sale of the Boston Globe, and the company plans to request bids for Boston’s major daily in the next couple of weeks, according to two people who say they may make offers on the newspaper.

Poynter has the letter Globe staffers sent to Sulzberger- “We believe you don’t want us to take a 23 percent pay cut.”


TVNewser reported first yesterday that Steve Doocy‘s son Peter is joining Fox News.

Check out CBS Early Show executive producer Zev Shalev on the Morning Media Menu here.


Not everyone is enjoying Newsweek’s latest issue, guest edited by funny man Stephen Colbert.

Washingtonian is looking for your nominations for Washington’s best-dressed. You can stuff the ballot box with Matt’s name here.


Check out Carl Bernstein on The Daily Beast here.

Who decides what’s news? Politico takes a look at “media gatekeepers” here.


From WaPo: Staff writer Tara Bahrampour has been named the senior recipient of the German Marshall Fund of the United States’ 2009 Peter R. Weitz prize for excellence and originality in U.S. reporting on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

FishbowlNY is all over the Mirror Awards- Vanity Fair and The New York Times both took home two of the six prizes. David Carr and David Barstow took home prizes for the Times, while VF‘s Seth Mnookin and David Kamp each snagged an award. The New Yorker‘s Ian Parker and’s Clive Thompson also won.

HAT TIPS: Mediabistro

JOBS after the jump…

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NYT Racks Up Five Pulitzers

The 2009 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists were announced this afternoon at Columbia University. NYT was awarded five Pulitzers, more than any other newspaper this year.

NYT won staff awards for “Breaking News Reporting” for its coverage of the Gov. Eliot Spitzer sex scandal, and reporter David Barstow won “Investigative Reporting” for a piece on the relationship between the Pentagon and television military analysts.

Eugene Robinson, also an MSNBC contributor, scooped up WaPo’s only Pulitzer this year for commentary.


Public Service – Las Vegas Sun

Breaking News Reporting – The New York Times Staff

Investigative Reporting – David Barstow of The New York Times

Explanatory Reporting – Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times

Local Reporting – Detroit Free Press Staff and Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin of the East Valley Tribune, Mesa, AZ

National Reporting – St. Petersburg Times Staff

International Reporting – The New York Times Staff

Feature Writing – Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times

Commentary – Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post

Criticism – Holland Cotter of The New York Times

Editorial Writing – Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, NY

Editorial Cartooning – Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune

Breaking News Photography – Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald

Feature Photography – Damon Winter of The New York Times

You can check out finalists here and Pulitzers awarded in “Letters, Drama and Music” after the jump…

UPDATE- Check out the NYT Twitter about the wins here.

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