Gut Reaction on: Page One Documentary

A scene from "PAGE ONE"

A scene from PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

I still believe in the New York Times. I still believe that there is, not just room, but a necessity for diligent reporting. The Times still delivers it. It’s intriguing to how the newspaper company adapts and continues to have “The Times Effect” even on the digital media platform.

IMDb: Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

The World Deserves to Have Writers with a Passion and Readers with Curiosity

The NEWS industry is going down in flames. But not because of lack writers, editors, researchers or funding. It is because of lack of Curious READERS. Readers who care to take the time to understand and digest the world around. The real world. Not social media, not pop-culture, not Reality TV, not YOUR-30-Mile-Radius-World.   I leave you with a GREAT description of what true news is.

I started in this business because this is what I wanted to do. I knew I wasn’t going to write the Great American Novel, but I also knew there was more to life than buying something for a dollar and selling it for two.  I wanted to give the news to the world, and I wanted to give it unvarnished… Reporting the news is a privilege and a responsibility and it is not exploitable.
– William Parrish, Meet Joe Black, 1998