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Inside the New York Times

DVD - 2011
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This documentary chronicles the transformation of The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk, as the Internet redefines the media industry by surpassing print as the main source of news. 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? This up-close look at factors and actors that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances.
Audience: Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Publisher: Montreal : Distributed by Alliance Films, c2011
Branch Call Number: DVD 071.471 PAG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Inside the New York Times

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talktimereader
Dec 30, 2013

Love the New York Times and can't imagine print media without it. Interesting to see how it has had to reinvent itself. Really interesting doc especially for those who think twitter and facebook are the best...only...alternatives.

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ottawabooknerd
Nov 27, 2012

This documentary looks at the demise of print newspaper (I still remember buying the NY Times on Sundays for 8$ from Mags and Fags on Elgin street!!) Was interesting to discover some of the journalists such as David Carr and Brian Stelter. Did not like Sam Zell at all, he seems like an arrogant douche.

alexislevesque Sep 21, 2012

I agree with the criticisms expressed, even though the doc introduces us to fascinating characters (David carr especially) I was disappointed overall. I thought we would be exposed to how decisions are made about photographs and headlines that make page one. For a movie that I would think would have access to some of the best photojournalism , the cinematogaphy is limited to conferences, offices - mundane environments and there is very little sense of the urgency that a daily paper is working under. Strictly for newshounds.

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Bob
May 31, 2012

I really wanted to like this film as I do care very much about the state of media and information delivery. But I just didn't get very much insight here. I learned that the NY Times office functions pretty much like my own - we are privy to mundane footage of staff meetings, cubicle conversations, cross team collaboration, messy workspaces, goodbye parties and so on. And yet through it all I am expected to buy into the idea that all of this is so very worthy and special.

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kaymul
Dec 28, 2011

I enjoyed this very much. It's worth a watch by anyone who appreciates serious journalism's role in informing those of us who want more than television news to make sense of the world. May the Times and other newspapers live on to do that.

Glencoe_Mike Dec 06, 2011

Interesting look at the state of newspapers in the internet age. Not just about the New York Times but about the role of newspapers as well.

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CalicoJack
Dec 05, 2011

Staffers of "The New York Times" try repeatedly and without justification to bolster their publication's self-importance in this poorly organized, not very insightful documentary, ostensibly about the transitions modern newspapers are facing.

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