Directed by: Andrew Rossi
New England Premiere
Is print dead? In the age of Kindles, iPads, blogs, Twitter, and various other electronic methods of publishing and reading, it seems that the death knell has been tolling for quite some time. Even so, the printing presses at the most respected newspaper in America—if not the world—continue to turn out thousands of copies every day.
In PAGE ONE, director Andrew Rossi goes behind the scenes at The New York Times to focus on the Media Desk, which was formed in 2008 to cover new developments in this constantly evolving arena. The reporters cover diverse topics ranging from the launch of the iPad to the impact of WikiLeaks, to changes in the paper’s own structure—including massive editorial layoffs and the introduction of a pay wall. As the seasoned, bulldoggish David Carr rubs elbows and exchange quips with the likes of blogger upstart Brian Stetler, we see the dynamic collaborations and clashes that form the foundation of the paper’s integrity and relevance.
Shot in vérité style with unprecedented access to the newsroom, PAGE ONE provides a fast-paced, witty insider’s view of the metamorphosis of today’s media landscape.