Analysis of Andrew Rossi´s Documentary Film Page One: Inside the New York Times

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Andrew Rossi’s documentary film, Page One: Inside the New York Times fits into the finger categories of news media/entertainment and social relationships. The most relevant category is news media/entertainment. The New York Times is the nation’s oldest continually publishing major newspaper. A newspaper is a type of news media, and its goal is to inform the public. The documentary also fits into the category of social relationships. The documentary depicts many relationships that are a part of the New York Times. It shows partnerships between companies such as that with Vice and the Comcast – NBC merger. Additionally, the Times is made possible by a close relationship between its employees. The documentary makes frequent reference to the…show more content…
The central issue made reference to in the documentary is the uncertain future of the Times. Other types of media such as Twitter and the internet are causing the Times to appear obsolete. This is evident in that the company’s stock value is the lowest it has been in over 8 years. Additionally, the documentary referenced the fact that the Times is having to lay off a hundred people through a buyout program because of budget issues. This problem is all too familiar in the U.S. economy. It also illustrates the fact that even huge corporations are not immune to the economic distress in the United States.
The huge influence of the New York Times is not just limited to the United States, as it extends all over the world. The documentary frequently referred to international affairs in which the Times is or has been involved in. A few examples of these are the Jayson Blair scandal, Judith Miller scandal, Wiki Leaks releases, and Pro Publica partnership. It makes references to the roles the New York Times played in these international dilemmas and talks about possible problems stemming from them. This includes the choice made by the Times to publish leaked classified papers which may put civilians in other countries in danger. Many government officials and the public alike are criticizing the decision of the Times to do something like this. There has even been talk of legal action in order to hold someone at fault for

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