Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)



Filed under : documentary, review

Being in the mood for a documentary type of film, I decided to check this one out. I’m glad I did.

For me personally, this was a very interesting and intriguing film for all writers alike whether you’re a journalist, blogger, etc. The reason being that this movie tackles the issue of change in our world – in this case the migration from our age of paper to the digital age. And, it begs the question – what will happen to the newspaper business?

Being a writer and blogger myself, this film was something that I felt I could connect with. As the audience, we are shown two sides of the story – the way things once were and the way things are today. And, the question is – “How can we adapt to our changing world yet be able to keep some aspects of what we had before?”

Seeing both sides of the coin gives us a lot to think about. Not only do we see the old ways of doing things but we also see the new. And, the trick is how we combine each to work within the world we have today. Is it possible?

There are many arguments for and against the changing world of digital technology that we have today. Sure, there are negative aspects. But, there are also positive ones as well. And, sometimes – it’s the positives that can outweigh the negatives which make society a better place for us all.

Apart from the intriguing topic and confrontation of the issues of technology and it’s role in our digital world, I found this movie to contain a lot of different viewpoints – not just one. It was very interesting to see the different sides of the coin ranging from those with backgrounds working in the old world of journalism to those who are working in the new world. Though some critics have found the back and forth a bit sporadic and choppy, I find this to be the case in many documentaries.

Overall, I really enjoyed the movie – it really gave me a lot to think about living in our world of digital technology. And, it’s always a plus to watch films that challenge and make us think about the issues we face today.

If you’re in the mood for a documentary type of film, I do recommend this one.

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(Note: For those who have seen the movie, it would be great to hear your thoughts on it. Thanks for reading!)

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2 Responses to “Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)”

  1. ruth says:

    I’ve been meaning to check this out, sounds like something I’d enjoy.

    • filmgurl says:

      It’s definitely an interesting topic especially for writers and journalists alike. I think the key is learning how to evolve with technology and with the changing times – some have faired well while others have not. Definitely an interesting one to check out if you’re in the mood for a documentary type film! :)

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