Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times

On Friday, September 25, my class went to see the movie "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times", a movie following one of the biggest newspapers in the world through the events of WikiLeaks releasing secret  US military combat recordings and other hidden information to the public.

The movie itself was gripping and informative. They showed how a normal day at the Times is like, and gave an insight in the life of a journalist. The main role, to many people, was taken by David Carr, one of the most well-known journalists at the Times. He talks about his life and the things we has gone through, like his battle with cocaine addiction, and how he found new life when he started working in New York. Carr also talks about the relationship of a journalist to the public and his colleagues, which is catchy and touching.

The story of the New York Times itself was filled with significant events in the history of the paper, that included the Vietnam file publishings with the Pentagon and former U.S. President Richard Nixon, that lead to Nixon resigning. It's amazing, how a major newspaper evolved over the years and how much of an impact the New York Times still have today.

Overall, the movie was worth watching and was filled with humor, interesting facts and a great viewpoint of a major news corporation.

If you ask me about a rating, I would give it a solid 7.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. To be clear: The New York Times published the Pentagon Papers, which were the secret Vietnam files.
    Watergate was the bugging-and-coverup scandal that brought down Richard Nixon.
    The Washington Post uncovered that one.