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Andrew Rossi (2011)



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As the collapse of the UK's News of the World in July 2011 proved, the early 21st century has been a time of change and challenge for the newspaper publishing industry. Beginning with the unravelling of the WikiLeaks scandal of 2010, this documentary deals first and foremost with the problems facing print media in the digital age, from the collapse of advertising revenue to the ready availability of news and other content on free rival websites. The access-all-areas title is something of a cheat, since the film mainly sticks with the paper's media desk and offers little insight into whether the NYT - or "the Gray Lady", as it is known - will survive. There are some interesting observations, however, most of them courtesy of journalist David Carr, whose gruff manner, astonishing personal story and commitment to his trade give this scattershot film a much-needed heart.


Premiere. Documentary going behind the scenes of the respected newspaper, gaining access to the newsroom and the media desk as journalists pursue the perfect front-page story. The film examines how the rise of online news sources has affected The Times, considering the continuing importance of professional journalism and the wider repercussions of a decline in print media.

Cast & Crew

Director Andrew Rossi

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Dogwoof Guidance: Swearing and sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 23 Sep 2011


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