Manny Mendoza has been a newspaperman since 1979 when he became one of the last copy boys in America and first-hand witness to print journalism’s decline. He has been a staff writer covering crime, politics, television, theater and pop music at the Miami News, Bergen Record, Milwaukee Journal and Dallas Morning News, where he was one of 112 journalists who accepted a buyout offer in 2006. He and Mark Birnbaum began shooting Stop the Presses that summer. Mendoza is a winner of the Florida Bar Award and a finalist for the Katie Award. He is now a freelance writer, blogger, film marketer and college journalism instructor.