Page One: Inside the New York Times
Page One: Inside the New York Times gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. It 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. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances.
We partnered with Participant Media (An Inconvenient Truth, Citizen Four, Spotlight) to create a social action campaign that would raise awareness about the importance of quality journalism and the perils to sustaining investigative reporting when newspapers are suffering layoffs and closures.
Among the initiatives was a “Page One” book, edited by David Folkenflik, that was published in four languages around the world,. Participant also held nationwide screenings of Page One followed by panels with local journalists where actionable information and resources where provided for viewers to pursue next steps in their own communities.