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Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times (TV)

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6.6
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Original title
Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times (TV)
Year
Running time
88 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Kate Novack, Andrew Rossi
Music
Paul Brill
Cinematography
Andrew Rossi
Cast
Documentary
Producer
Participant Media, History Films (Distributor: Magnolia Pictures)
Genre
Documentary | Journalism. TV Movie
Synopsis / Plot
With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source, newspapers going bankrupt, and outlets focusing on content they claim audiences (or is it advertisers?) want, Page One chronicles the media industry’s transformation and assesses the high stakes for democracy if in-depth investigative reporting becomes extinct.
The film deftly makes a beeline for the eye of the storm or, depending on how you look at it, the inner sanctum of the media, gaining unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom for a year. At the media desk, a dialectical play-within-a-play transpires as writers like salty David Carr track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent. Meanwhile, rigorous journalism—including vibrant cross-cubicle debate and collaboration, tenacious jockeying for on-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching—is alive and well. The resources, intellectual capital, stamina, and self-awareness mobilized when it counts attest there are no shortcuts when analyzing and reporting complex truths. (From Sundance.org)
Awards
2011: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
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