When the Advocate arrives at your door in a few days, you can find a story about White Rock area resident/former Dallas Morning News staffer Manny Mendoza who along with Lake Highlands area resident Mark Birnbaum, made a movie called "Stop the Presses". It’s an interesting look at the future, or lack thereof, of the newspaper industry. As someone who has made my career in print media, it was very enlightening talking to these men—by working on our blog, website, and multimedia features here at the Advocate, according to these guys, we are on the right track.

"Stop the Presses" aired at the AFI film festival last spring, but it’s not showing anywhere at the moment. If you’re interested, you can purchase the movie on the filmakers’ web site. It should also begin airing on public television early in 2010. I’ll keep you posted on that.