We are pleased to invite you to a screening of Page One: Inside the New York Times and post screening discussion with director, Andrew Rossi.
If you have any interest or concern in the future of journalism, media, or where you *think* you are getting reliable information, see this film. It’s more than new media tools – it’s impact of who is “controlling” the news. Considering one of the Lehigh University faculty cluster initiatives next year (Digital Storytelling), this film will no doubt provoke some interesting questions for everyone who sees it.
Page One gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, this documentary chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Page One gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the “daily miracle” of a great news organization. The result is an exhilarating view into a world where Old School values are colliding–and sometimes converging–with a new future.
This screening is co-sponsored by Lehigh University’s Digital Storytelling Cluster Committee, College Democrats, and the Weinstock Center for Journalism.
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Whitaker Lab Auditorium, on the corner of Webster and Packer Avenues on the Lehigh University campus