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"The Weekly" may reach more viewers than does the daily news report, but it's a forbiddingly closed circuit standing in for a paper that brings its readers the world.
The Weekly is less a raw, immersive VICE-style docuseries than a smug, hammy marketing tool.
This is inarguably significant and meticulous work. But these many moves to repeatedly make us understand how real this news is feels like the wrong play. If anything, it serves to highlight and polarize the discourse.
The Weekly has tremendous potential... But the people calling the shots for the show need to decide whether they are going to celebrate journalism and the role it plays in democracy first and foremost -- or mostly just promote the Times.
The Weekly is slickly produced and takes pains to walk the viewer through the shoe-leather reporting process with clever visuals and innovative editing.
Audience Reviews for The Weekly: Season 1
Aug 13, 2019It's great to see a show that presents the in-depth investigative journalism that is a staple of the NY Times. It makes me think and brings attention to issues that would otherwise fail to catch my attention. I'm glad that someone is out there still trying to report the facts.
Jul 23, 2019A great New York Times docuseries about a variety of stories. They're interesting to watch and there's great analysis in just 25 minutes. It's informative and you get to see real journalism happen. It's relieving to see that good journalism still exists in the era of BuzzFeed, Breitbart, and Vice. As a New York Times subscriber, this is a pleasant addition to what is already quality journalism, and another way to support the Times.