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Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)



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Page One: Inside The New York Times deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism's metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent. Meanwhile, their editors and publishers grapple with existential challenges from players like WikiLeaks, new platforms ranging from Twitter to tablet computers, and readers' expectations that news online should be free. But rigorous journalism is thriving. Page One gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for language including some sexual references)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: ate Novack, Kate Novack, Andrew Rossi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 18, 2011
Box Office: $1.1M
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Critic Reviews for Page One: Inside the New York Times

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (33)

'Page One: Inside the New York Times' is sanguine about change. It describes it, captures it, but doesn't lament it.

Full Review… | September 21, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Page One is always about at least six subjects at once, firing like a scatter-gun and only occasionally hitting its targets.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Worth watching even if it fails to deal with the paper's troubled relationship to the power elite that effectively makes it our Pravda.

Full Review… | November 28, 2014

Seemed naively optimistic about newspapers, even when new. Now?

Full Review… | January 14, 2013
Tribune News Service

...a sporadically intriguing yet hopelessly unfocused documentary...

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Reel Film Reviews

Although Rossi's style is a little unruly - flitting from story to story and desk to desk without any particular emphasis - it's a fascinating and privileged insight into an industry in turmoil

Full Review… | April 3, 2012

Audience Reviews for Page One: Inside the New York Times


David Carr needs his own movie

Reid Volk

Super Reviewer

I kind of saw this as a one-stop-shop advertisement to subscribe to the NYT paywall rather than any substantial docudrama. I learned more about what it was like to work for the Times in that fashion documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, than in this one. The movie's only saving grace (and it was a big one) is David Carr. He's the greatest.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Interesting behind-the-scenes moments over the past 12 months, scattered throughout the movie, help to demonstrate the included arguments from the New York Times (and other legacy news media) for its necessity to exist in this new age of blogs and twitter. It's effective, but the movie could have been more efficient... it meanders.

Matthew Slaven
Matthew Slaven

Super Reviewer

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