Mark Birnbaum: Stop The Presses
There is some absolutely amazing changes taking place in the news media business these days, and a recent movie called Stop the Presses by Mark Birnbaum examines the changing nature of the media business. Interviews were conducted with legendary journalists including Ben Bradley, Walter Cronkite, Dave Berry, and Ed Asner. The film combines footage from newspapers including the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, St. Petersburg Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The dictionary meaning of “Stop the Presses” means delaying the printing of a newspaper for late-breaking news
Mark Birnbaum has made films which have probed, celebrated and exposed people to places and personalities all over the globe. In Larry v. Lockney, he tells “a riveting story of good people – on both sides – trying to do the right thing for their children and their town” (Houston Chronicle). His films have chronicled the Second Vatican Council, women trash recyclers in Ecuador, American high school kids in China, medical science, sailboat racing, and salsa dancing. Birnbaum took home gold medals from film festivals in Chicago, Houston and Charleston and is a winner of the George Foster Peabody broadcasting award.
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