Sunday, April 28, 2013

Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

Director: Andrew Rossi. 92 min. Rated R. Documentary.

Through the internet, every human on the planet now has the ability to "create" news, and newspapers are losing advertising sponsors as their main money source. So here's printed media's dilemma: you either stick to professional investigative journalism and go bankrupt (such as what happened to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and most recently, Newsweek) or... you become a tabloid and possibly survive. This documentary shows the daily struggle the New York Times deals with, to the extent of becoming a vehicle for Julian Assange's Wikileaks, just to attract readers. My conclusion: printed media is doomed to extinction.

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