Page One: Inside the New York Times

Page One: Inside the New York Times

With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source, and newspapers going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the media industry’s transformation and assesses the high stakes for democracy. 3.1 out of 5 based on 14 reviews
Page One: Inside the New York Times

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Documentary
Director Andrew Rossi
Cast Carl Bernstein, Bruce Headlam David Carr
Studio Dogwoof
Release Date September 2011
Running Time 88 mins
 

With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source, and newspapers going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the media industry’s transformation and assesses the high stakes for democracy.

Reviews

The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

If you didn't know it before, Errol Morris's documentary should convince you that newspapers do not have a rosy future. Not even the esteemed New York Times.

23/09/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

This is a thoughtful fly-on-the-wall documentary that anyone concerned with the future of democracy should see.

25/09/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Sukhdev Sandhu

Timely and oddly inspiring.

22/09/2011

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Time Out

Dave Calhoun

This documentary has ‘right time, right place’ written all over it.

22/09/2011

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The Times

Kate Muir

Watching [this ] is rather like picking out your own coffin for those of us in journalism.

23/09/2011

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Total Film

Tom Dawson

Page One isn’t exactly revelatory.

13/09/2011

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

[It ]feels a little unfocused.

26/09/2011

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Empire Magazine

David Parkinson

Ironically, it lacks journalistic rigour...

26/09/2011

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The New Statesman

Ryan Gilbey

Certainly the film does not want for incident. Balance is another matter. From the reverential opening shots of whirring printing presses, there's about as much impartiality here as there are exposés about celebrity cellulite in the New York Times.

20/09/2011

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

It’s a complex, troubling story told with chastening intelligence, though I suspect it needed one outrageous wit and world-commentator, a Gore Vidal or a Tom Wolfe, to pitch the film higher, louder, wittier.

22/09/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

It's a bracing reminder that good writing and good journalism don't happen naturally; they have to be nurtured.

22/09/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

How interesting this will be to British audiences is moot, but for anyone who cares about newspapers it offers a fascinating angle on an industry in transition.

23/09/2011

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The New York Times

Michael Kinsley

The movie ... is, in a word, a mess.

16/06/2011

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The Sunday Times

Cosmo Landesman

What the film lacks ... is the authoritative voice for which the paper is famous. It asks if The New York Times will survive, yet fails to reveal crucial information about readership and profits.

25/09/2011

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