EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Page One: Inside the New York Times' Interviews

Monday, 20 June 2011 11:12
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Opening in theaters on June 24th is an important yet entertaining new documentary called Page One: Inside the New York Times, directed by filmmaker Andrew Rossi. The film debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and played at the SXSW Film Festival, as well playing this week at the L.A. Film Fest. The film features an inside look at The New York Times newsroom and Media Desk and focuses on how new media is affecting even a great journalistic institution like The Times. Some of the New York Times journalists featured in the film include Media columnist David Carr, Media reporter Brian Stelter, Media editor Bruce Hedlam, Baghdad bureau chief Tim Arango, Financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Executive editor Bill Keller. IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had an opportunity to sit down with the film's director Andrew Rossi, as well as Media columnist David Carr to discuss the film, the process of making it, and the effect new technology has had on the newspaper industry.

To watch our exclusive interview with filmmaker Andrew Rossi, and Media columnist David Carr about Page One: Inside the New York Times, please click on the video player above.

SYNOPSIS:

Andrew Rossi's riveting documentary Page One: Inside The New York Times follows the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries. Rossi and his cameras deftly gained 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, while their editors and publishers grapple with up-to-the-minute issues like controversial new sources and the implications of an online pay-wall. Meanwhile, rigorous journalism is thriving ... Page One gives an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that brings the most venerable newspaper in America to fruition each and every day.

Page One: Inside The New York Times opens in theaters on June 24th.

L.A. Film Fest Screenings:

Wed, June 22nd 7:45PM, Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 8

Thu, June 23rd 4:30PM, Regal Cinema L.A. LIVE 12


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