PAGE ONE: A YEAR INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES

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PAGE ONE: A YEAR INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES

Andrew Rossi
USA, 2010
Documentaries, 88min, OF

PAGE ONE: A YEAR INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES

Andrew Rossi
USA, 2010
Documentaries, 88min, OF

Cast: 
Tim Arango
Carl Bernstein
David Carr
Bruce Headlam
Bill Keller
Brian Stelter
Jimmy Wales
Screenplay: 
Kate Novack
Andrew Rossi
Camera: 
Andrew Rossi
Editor: 
Chad Beck
Christopher Branca
Sarah Devorkin
Composer: 
Paul Brill
Killer Tracks

Production: 
Submarine Entertainment
World Sales: 
Ealing Metro International
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

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.