Analysis Of Page One: Inside The New York Times

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In the documentary film, Page One: Inside The New York Times, the inner world of journalism is revealed through journalists David Carr and Brian Stelter as the newspaper company The New York Times, struggles to keep alive within a new wave of news journalism. The film is dedicated to reveal the true inner mechanics of what modern day new journalists face on a daily basis and leaves the audience almost in a state of shock. It broadcasts news journalism as yes, an old school method of news generation, but it also highlights an important component that reveals the importance behind this “old school” methodology. We often think that progression always correlates with positive products, but the documentary insists that within the case of modern journalism, the new wave method is actually a detriment that can reap negative consequences. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the documentary, page one: inside the new york times, reveals the true inner mechanics of what modern day new journalists face on a daily basis.
  • Analyzes how the two journalists are placed at opposite ends when it comes to old journalism and new journalism.
  • Analyzes how the film touches on the "new york times" effect, which is a problem with modernity.
  • Opines that today's generation does not take the time to read a newspaper, instead they go to the quickest source they can get access to even though it might not be as accurate and trustworthy.
  • Opines that a successful journalist is someone who brings to light pressing issues that unfortunately in today's society fall on the back burner. the american audience needs to stop living in this fantasy world with its head in the clouds.
  • Opines that professional journalism will not become obsolete, but with a technological twist. the new york times needs to adapt its website to be more visually appealing and not depend on advertising.
  • Opines that it will be a difficult process of adjustment to make the transition successful. the new york times is not out.

I say this because there were points in which I personally could not really understand what was going on due to my lack of exposure to this problem that American journalism is facing. More specifically, terminology that was used, especially from business standpoints, and the different companies that were involved made it harder to keep up with the issue at hand. However, with a little editing and better explanation of terminology, I think that this film could extend to a wide audience that would include both digital natives and digital immigrants that are experiencing this transition within American news reporting. This paper will examine the difference between old and new journalism and its new standards, “The New York Times Effect” and its 21st century challenges, important qualifications to be a successful journalist, and the future role of journalism within American society.

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