"Pick of the Week"
"A VITAL, INDISPENSABLE HELL-RAISER. Potent and provocative."
"Slick, fun, and surprisingly sexy."
"Essential viewing for news junkies"
"For journalism junkies, IT’S SIMILAR TO THE THRILL OF GLIMPSING THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ."
"**** A TERRIFIC TALE."
"EXCELLENT. It's a movie with heroes, villains (sort of), humor, anxiety, anger, hope and conflict, that just happens to be true. It also happens to be a film anyone who cares about the future should see."
"PAGE ONE PULSES WITH LIFE. An exciting, relevant, razor-sharp film."
"ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT NEWSPAPERS NEEDS TO SEE PAGE ONE. A great story."
"Page One gives a palpable sense about the care and nurturing of weighty news."
"Mr. Carr, with his tough language and sense of journalistic honor, puts an irresistible, personal face on an institution that for many remains its own mysterious force."
"SOMETHING AKIN TO THE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR THE NEWS BUSINESS, a movie uniquely capturing this moment in time."
"ODDLY EXCITING. It's full of juicy, chewy nuggets for journalists, journalist-haters and news junkies and makes a compelling case on behalf of the traditional values of journalism."
"Suggests the fun of journalists at work. David Carr steals the show."
"Crisp and quick-moving, transforming the newsroom, an environment that is surprisingly prosaic in real life, into a hotbed of intrigue."
"A riveting film. a spirited defense of traditional print media in its year of greatest crisis."
"An important document of the paper of record at a crucial, make-or-break juncture in its long, glorious history, and a love letter to the dying art form that is the great American newspaper."
"Thoroughly absorbing. Wonderful stuff."
"Startlingly up to date"
"A fleet, timely assessment of the ongoing crisis in journalism. Its ideas will engross anyone for whom the viability of traditional newsgathering remains a matter of pressing significance."
"IF YOU CARE EVEN A BIT ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF MODERN MEDIA, PAGE ONE IS AN ESSENTIAL OVERVIEW OF WHERE THINGS STAND. Even 30 years from now, though, Page One will remain a vital and fascinating portrait of the news and the people who make it."
PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, PAGE ONE chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. It gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the “daily miracle” of a great news organization. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances.
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?