Saturday, June 25, 2011

'Page One: Inside the New York Times' Movie Review

'Page One: Inside the New York Times' Movie Review, Written by: Karen Benardello

The thing that is supposed to keep the world connected to the most up-to-date information is ultimately the same thing that's ruining the delivery of news. The new documentary 'Page One: Inside the New York Times' perfectly showcases how even veteran print journalists are now fighting to keep their jobs at even the most well-known newspapers, as the world continuously turns to the Internet to obtain the news.

'Page One: Inside the New York Times' chronicles the inner workings of the Media Desk of one the country's largest and most respected newspapers. While the paper has been in print since 1851, The New York Times, as with the rest of the print industry, has had to adapt to the Internet surpassing print as America's main news source. Fearing the historic newspaper will follow in the footsteps of other dailies that closed due to bankruptcy, Times writers Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and David Carr track print journalism's change. While the writers work to get the best quotes and information for their articles, their editors and publishers struggle with such problems as WikiLeaks releasing videos of the Iraq war on-line, Twitter constantly breaking major news events and readers expecting that online news should be free.

As 'Page One: Inside the New York Times' director Andrew Rossi said of Carr, he's "the kind of character that a documentary filmmaker dreams of finding. He speaks his mind." The scenes featuring the 25-year reporting veteran are definitely the most entertaining, as he isn't afraid to go after the story he wants to write, and is tireless about obtaining the information he needs to write an article. When his interviewees question the ways he or the Times covers topics, Carr relentlessly defends the paper's way of reporting.

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