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Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times (15)


Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

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The critical consensus

Privileging people over economics, Page One isn’t exactly revelatory.

***(*)(*)Tom Dawson, Total Film, 13/09/2011

Ironically, it lacks journalistic rigour but it's a fond, nostalgic look at the gilded history of the Grey Lady.

***(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 19/09/2011

If Rossi’s film was an article it could do with losing 500 words, but for anyone interested in the future of journalism this is enthralling, essential viewing.

***(*)(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 22/09/2011

This is a basically supportive film – perhaps conceived as a brainier version of The September Issue, about Vogue – but it's a bracing reminder that good writing and good journalism don't happen naturally; they have to be nurtured. "Analogue papers" (it's an expression I hadn't heard before) must find new ways to do that.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 22/09/2011

Timely and oddly inspiring.

****(*)Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph, 22/09/2011

A wandering, unfocused approximation of a story in motion.

**(*)(*)(*)Henry Barnes, Little White Lies, 22/09/2011

Slapdash newspaper documentary.

Paul Greenwood, Evening Times, 22/09/2011

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.

***(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 23/09/2011

It mostly reminds us how bad it would be if the under threat journal were to fold – and not just for mainstream media, but for all the new media that regularly feeds off the hard reporting the paper invests a lot of time, money and human expertise in acquiring.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 24/09/2011

Fair handed and wholesome.

****(*)Andew, TV Bomb, 03/11/2011

Rossi deals a firm hand, but over played points and scattered comparisons make it tough to stick it through to the end. In a culture where information is perceived to be free, we may be closer to learning the cost of losing the New York Times.

***(*)(*)Nicola Balkind, The Skinny, 09/11/2011

Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times (15)

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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