The Shrinking American Newspaper

The Shrinking American Newspaper

Kevin Sack

11.5.2007

Kevin Sack

Kevin Sack is two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He was first recognized when he earned the award for writing the lead article for The New York Times’ award winning project, “How Race is Lived in America” published in the summer of 2000 and later published in book form. In 2003, Sack won a second Pulitzer at the Los Angeles Times for reporting on the flawed military aircraft named “The Widow Maker.”

New York Times national correspondent Kevin Sack addresses the trend of “The Shrinking American Newspaper” and the impact of the Web revolution on news gathering. He questions whether or not another source of media will take the challenge of stepping forward with the proper resources to provide the American people with stories and issues chosen without the influence of ratings. Sack also touches on how he has spent his last 26 years as a newspaper reporter and how journalism has been a way to experience the world beyond his imagination.