Page One Trailer: The New York Times Gets a Close Read


The September Issue was R.J. Cutler's attempt to chronicle the making of a single issue of Vogue, but Andrew Rossi's Page One: Inside the New York Times takes that spotlight on print media and enlarges it: Now it's an entire year at the Times that's being covered. Despite the expansive concept, the influence of the Internet emerges as the film's central theme, as reporters (and their company) struggle to adapt to the Twitter era of breaking news, while WikiLeaks dominates the paper's headlines. The film's stealth star is media reporter David Carr, who's presented in the trailer as an old-school journalist, though he's really at the forefront of the web's new frontier; when tweeting the trailer today, Carr noted, "Looks cool 'cept that weird Carr guy."