Page One: Inside the New York Times

2011

Page One: Inside the New York Times

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78%

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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 Site

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Critic Reviews for Page One: Inside the New York Times

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It's a bracing reminder that good writing and good journalism don't happen naturally; they have to be nurtured.

Sep 22, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Sep 21, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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If you're reading this article, chances are you have at least a passing interest in the role and value of newspapers. You like original reporting and writing enough to pay for it, online or on newsprint. And you'd probably enjoy Page One.

Jul 14, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

In journalism parlance, we have a dozen or so sidebars crowding out a fabulous front-page feature.

Jul 8, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

As an avid media watcher, I didn't come away from this with any new insights, but the movie is a pretty good snapshot of the daily newspaper business in transition and turmoil.

Jul 8, 2011 | Full Review…

A fascinating study of a newspaper doing its best to not just survive but to continue to do so with excellence while the world tilts beneath the venerable broadsheet.

Jul 7, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Page One: Inside the New York Times

½

David Carr needs his own movie

Reid Volk
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
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

½

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

A bit unfocused at times, but overall a very interesting look at the state of modern journalism and how it's being impacted by technological and sociological change - particularly the advent of social media. What I think one takes away from this movie is the realization that while the platforms through which the news is delivered may be changing - as they have been for centuries - the human ingenuity, talent and intelligence behind responsible journalism will remain the key to its survival.

Tracy Kenderdine
Tracy Kenderdine

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