Black & White and Dead All Over: A Film about the End of American Newspapers

The field of journalism lost an important voice with the passing of David Carr. In this interview clip from the film, Carr talks about the "game preserve of corruption" that was his hometown.

About the film

Black and White and Dead All Over is an in-depth look at the newspaper industry as it struggles to remain financially viable and to keep the presses rolling. Through the voices of prominent journalists including Bob Woodward of the Washington Post and David Carr of the New York Times, we reveal an industry in the midst of a financial death spiral, as readers abandon print for online news sources. We see publishers and editors desperately trying to create a sustainable business model for their dying papers.

Our film examines the importance journalism has on our society by following two fearless investigators into the badlands of North Philadelphia. With the economic crisis in the newsroom threatening to shutter their struggling tabloid, these courageous women bring down a dangerous and corrupt narcotics squad.

If the American newspaper dies, who will conduct investigative journalism, who will hold public officials accountable?

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American Film Showcase San Antonio Film Festival 2013DC Labor Film FestNewseum LaborFest FilmWorks United 2014

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