Movie: Page One: Inside The New York Times
Release Date: June 24, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media
Director: Andrew Rossi
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Not Available
Summary: Rossi and his cameras deftly gained 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, while their editors and publishers grapple with up-to-the-minute issues like controversial new sources and the implications of an online pay-wall.
Meanwhile, rigorous journalism is thriving. “Page One” gives an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that brings the most venerable newspaper in America to fruition each and every day.