As newspapers, magazines and other old media outlets hemorrhage jobs and revenue, the question begs to be asked: where will our news come from if all the journalists are gone? With unusual access to the newsroom of the New York Times, director Andrew Rossi’s new documentary, Page One: Inside the New York Times, gives viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at a newspaper that is struggling to survive a transformative period in journalism.
With new media and the internet creating new possibilities for information dissemination, newspapers may seem outdated. As the Times‘s executive editor, Bill Keller, explains: "The bottom line is WikiLeaks doesn’t need us." But when you consider the role the media played in Watergate and in revealing abuses at Abu Ghraib, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel argues, we are in a "dangerous moment in American journalism."