CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Page One: Inside the New York Times"

Reading, or the lack of reading, is the fundamental concern of the documentary, **Front Page Inside the New York Times.** With the rise of computer usage, the New York Times has become known as “the dinosaur media.** Having relied on bloated advertising revenue streams, the major daily newspapers lost sight of their circulation figures.

**Front Page Inside the New York Times** documents this monster medium that is taking the step into the future. The film concludes on an optimistic note, but it feels false, as if this documentary shadow propaganda puff piece for this once respected newspaper institution.

To director Andrew Rossi and writer Kate Novak’s credit, they do not flinch showing the tearful layoffs of employees who were devoted to their job. Rossi and Novack do not shirk from showing two reporters who misrepresented the stories that they were covering. **Front Page Inside the New York Times** continue their feud with the Tribute organization, while ignoring the criticism from **The Drudge Report** and **Fox News.** The one journalistic hero to rise from this film is David Carr, whose journalistic standard is worthy of **The Observer.**
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