Saturday, November 10, 2012

Showing of Page One: Inside the New York Times

On Thursday, November 15, at 6:45 p.m., the journalism class will be showing the 2011 documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.   We will view the film in Anselm 125.  All are welcome to join us for this film that examines the massive changes experienced by the media industry as it follows the reporters and editors of the NTY media desk.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Sister Hilda.  The DVD is also available from the Mount Angel Abbey Library.

The description below is from the jacket of the DVD:

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk.  With the Internet surpassing print as the 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.  It 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 American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?

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