From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In a groundbreaking study of the recent life and times of America’s most important newspaper, Daniel 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 readers want and how they want to get it.
Schwarz tells the story in Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. Daniel Schwarz is Frederic Whiton Professor of English Literature and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University.