Friday, March 27, 2015

Page One: Inside the New York Times

Using the death of print media in the modern technological era as a springboard, Page One is not so much a window to operation of the revered and usually cloistered 164 year old publication, but a look at its recent history through the eyes of an array of its reporters and editors. Including a war correspondent, a newly appointed editor, a much hated social media expert, and David Carr (pictured above), a memorable and abrasive reformed drug addict and recently deceased columnist, all of whom guide us through such stories as the Judith Miller and Jayson Blair controversies, their involvement with WikiLeaks, the coverage of the Iraq War, the race to keep up with social media and news aggregators, and the decline in quality and general collapse of the newspaper industry.
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