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Page One: Inside The New York Times - Preview

Page One: Inside The New York Times

Preview by Jack Foley

AFTER a fantastic theatrical launch, Dogwoof is proud to release on DVD the timely and insightful documentary Page One: Inside The New York Times on November 14, 2011.

In the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries, this film delves deep into the workings of one of the world’s most illustrious newspapers, The New York Times.

Filmed over 14 months, with unprecedented access to the inner-most workings of this grand-dame of journalism, this documentary deftly reveals the evolving and changing world of newspapers as they face up to the digital age.

Available on iTunes already, the DVD will include 72 minutes of extra material – deleted scenes, extended interviews, the UK Trailer, and additional trailers. This is a must-have for anyone who is interested in how we consume the news and how it is presented to us in the new media age.

Synopsis:

Page One: Inside The New York Times is a deft look at 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 brillant 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 challenges from players like WikiLeaks, new platforms ranging from Twitter to tablet computers, and readers’ expectations that news online should be free.

But rigorous journalism is thriving. Page One gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the “daily miracle” of a great news organization.

What emerges is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work – under increasingly difficult circumstances.

At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous press: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?

Certificate: E
Running time: 88mins
UK DVD Release: November 14, 2011