Page One: Inside the New York Times


Genres: Documentary

Review: Page One: Inside the New York Times

What our critics thought of Page One: Inside the New York Times

Christy Lemire
Outside of hardcore news junkies and people who work in our business, I’m not sure who this is useful for.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
As a study of the modern newspaper, this isn’t much, but as a study of modern newspapermen, it’s fascinating and revealing.

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When the New York Times started to charge for online access to more than 20 articles a month, I signed up. I can't imagine a month when I wouldn't exceed that number. The paper remains, as it has long been, the most essential source of news in this nation. "Page One: Inside the New York Times" sets out to examine its stature in these hard times for print journalism, but ends up with more of the hand-wringing that dominates all such discussions. People who are serious about the news venerate the past, hope for the future, and don't have a clue about the present. For this documentary, director Andrew Rossi had unlimited access to limited areas within the paper. There is extensive coverage of the staff of the Times' media desk, which covers other media, but the film lacks the skill of that staff in covering the Times. Nor does it eavesdrop on any strategic conversations among Times managers about the bottom line and the hopes for online revenue. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago-Suntimes - 06/29/2011