Crisis and Turmoil at the New York Times

Tuesday 10 December, 2013
6:30pm, $0/Rsvp

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Floor 9 (Skylight Room)

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Daniel R. Schwarz, author of Endtimes? Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009, takes a look at the transformation of America's most important newspaper during a decade when it was confronted by a major plagiarism scandal, charges of misreporting on Iraq, and the rise of the Internet, among other challenges. Schwarz will speak with the Gotham Center’s Mike Wallace.


Daniel R. Schwarz is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English Literature and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1968. In 1998 he received Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences Russell Award for Distinguished Teaching. He is the author fifteen books including Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyon and the Making of New York City Culture; Imagining the Holocaust; and Reading Joyce's Ulysses. He has discussed Endtimes? on NPR and on C-SPAN, and he blogs regularly for Huffington Post.


Mike Wallace, co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, is a distinguished professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Wallace’s most recent book, A New Deal for New York, presents a vision of renewal for the city, post-September 11, in light of its 400-year history. An active public historian, he was an onscreen commentator and senior consultant for Ric Burns's New York: A Documentary Film on PBS. 

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