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While the media desk isn't the whole of the New York Times, it does give Rossi a solid perch from which to survey the paper's recent and ongoing struggle for both relevancy and revenues.
It's not quite the same thrill as glimpsing the man behind the curtain of the great and powerful Oz, but for journalism junkies, the fascination of Page One: Inside The New York Times is something like that.
Emphasizing the importance of new media, Stelter is ready to bring the paper back to the future, though this terrific tale of an establishment in transition ultimately plays like "All the President's Men," with the intrigue coming from inside the building.
Page One is a vital, indispensable hell-raiser.
I enjoyed the film very much. It was a visceral pleasure to see a hard-boiled guy like David Carr at its center.
Those of you who don't work for a newspaper may also be interested in what it's like on the inside - how stories are generated, how editors and writers interact, etc. For what it's worth, it's an accurate portrait.
Page One is an insider's view, but if it isn't raking up any muck, it's not a love letter either.
Miami Herald
The movie is slick and entertaining, but much of it is as superficial as a Twitter post.
What is their passion for? Not newspapers, or even a single newspaper, per se, but for journalism itself, the practice of which is nowhere stronger than at the Times. That, at least, is how Page One argues it. It's a compelling argument.
As eye-opening as this movie is, the real story is outside the Times building, in the browser windows and iPads of me and you and everyone we know.
The paper's motto is "All the News That's Fit to Print." But all that news doesn't necessarily fit neatly into a 90-minute doc.

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