The challenge: Produce a documentary exploring the challenges facing the newspaper industry through the eyes of one struggling Connecticut newspaper.
The solution: We like to take initiative. This project didn’t come from a client, nor did it have funding. Inspired by an article about the imminent closure of The Bristol Press, we decided the newspaper’s journey and its larger implications just made a great story. We captured the story as it unfolded – from capturing a quiet newsroom on Christmas Eve to covering press conferences when government officials tried to step in. We found a partner in Connecticut Public Television and ultimately won an Emmy award for On Deadline: Is Time Running Out for the Press?.