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November 11, 2011

Page One: Inside the New York Times

This documentary chronicles the transformation of The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk, as the Internet redefines the media industry by surpassing print as the main source of news. At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society? This up-close look at factors and actors that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances.
Special features: Featurettes: Carl Bernstein on the real threat to newspapers (3 min.); Emily Bell on keeping journalism relevant (2 min.); Sarah Ellison on the mind of Murdoch (4 min.); Additional scenes (22 min.); Journalists react to "Page One" (3 min.); Q&A highlights with the cast and filmmakers (17 min.); Tim Arango with João Silva in Iraq (5 min.); Also from Magnolia Home Entertainment (10 min.).

Excellent. Insight for everyone trying to look into and understand the effects of web based advertising on the newspaper industry. The New York Times holds its ground and makes the hard choices to change and reinvent itself. ~Mike

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Posted by mcmike at November 11, 2011 10:32 AM

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