Andrew Rossi's riveting documentary Page One: Inside The New York Times had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media for theatrical release this June. In the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries, the film 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, 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 us 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.
- Andrew Rossi
- Run Time
- 1 hour 28 minutes
By treating the Times as a valuable relic rather than an adaptive organism, Rossi does his subject a disservice.Sam Adams, Los Angeles Times, 07.03.2011
For what it's worth, it's an accurate portrait.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 06.30.2011
The movie is a clear-eyed and engrossing look at an important subject.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 06.30.2011
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.J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 07.08.2011