In a recently released documentary on the New York Times newsroom, Page One, notoriously crusty New York Times reporter David Carr says, "The New York Times has dozens of bureaus all over the world, and we're going to toss that out and kick back and see what Facebook turns up? I don't think so."
That statement alone might lead someone who doesn't follow the former alt weekly editor on Twitter to conclude that Carr don't dig on the social media scene. Those who do follow the prolific @carr2n know better.
Carr, as the New York Times reviewer said of Page One, is the film's unlikely hero. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi spent nearly a year chronicling life in the Old Grey Lady's newsroom, and the result is a film that attempts to shed light on how the nation's paper of record is faring as media revenues decline, eroding newsrooms that were once robust—like that of the New York Times.
Page One opens Friday, July 29, at Flicks. And on Tuesday, Aug. 2, Boise Weekly will host a screening of Page One. Tickets are $7 for the 7:30 p.m. screening. Visit Boise Weekly's Promo page for a chance to win a pair of tickets on us.