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Page One: Inside the New York Times
Page One: Inside The New York Times 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. Meanwhile, their editors and publishers grapple with existential… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"'Page One: Inside the New York Times' is sanguine about change. It describes it, captures it, but doesn't lament it."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"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
"Seemed naively optimistic about newspapers, even when new. Now?"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"A consistently engaging documentary that's paced like a thriller and spiced up by a few colourful characters worthy of fiction."
‑ Jon Frosch, France24
"In a culture where information is perceived to be free, we may be closer to learning the cost of losing the New York Times."
‑ Nicola Balkind, The Skinny
"If you're reading this article, chances are you have at least a passing interest in the role and value of newspapers. You like original reporting and writing enough to pay for it, online or on newsprint. And you'd probably enjoy Page One."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"A fascinating study of a newspaper doing its best to not just survive but to continue to do so with excellence while the world tilts beneath the venerable broadsheet."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"...a sporadically intriguing yet hopelessly unfocused documentary..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Filmmaker Andrew Rossi has cobbled together a largely well-balanced examination of America's 'paper of record' and produced a multilayered look into the precarious state of print journalism in today's social-media-driven world."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Page One is a pretty even-handed film, asking hard questions about what the Internet and media aggregation does to the quality of news that we're getting."
‑ Eric Melin,
"In journalism parlance, we have a dozen or so sidebars crowding out a fabulous front-page feature."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Even if the movie fails to truly capture the inner workings of a newspaper and the amount of work required to print an issue every day, it's still a highly entertaining snapshot of a culture in the midst of a rapid transformation..."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Although Rossi's style is a little unruly - flitting from story to story and desk to desk without any particular emphasis - it's a fascinating and privileged insight into an industry in turmoil"
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"This is a thought-provoking film for those interested in journalism."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"There's something troubling about Page One, but it's difficult to give it a name."
‑ Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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