Thursday, January 17, 2008

'Epic Struggle for the Soul of Journalism'

The 18-month labor battle at the Santa Barbara News-Press, which has sparked creation of a newsroom union, caused dozens of staffers to depart, and resulted in a slew of unfair labor charges, is now reaching the big screen.

"Citizen McCaw," a documentary film created by several local residents and filmmakers, will debut March 7, organizers announced Thursday. It is described as “an epic struggle for the soul of journalism” that "chronicles the twists and turns of community protests, legal maneuverings, a union vote, child pornography charges, a 25% decline in circulation, a noticeable drop in the paper's coverage of local news and issues, and numerous other events." [Click for MORE]
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