On October 30, The U.S. Embassy hosted a documentary showing of “PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES”, in honor of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl. Pearl was a Wall Street Journal reporter who was killed by terrorists in 2002. Following his murder, Danny’s family and friends established the Daniel Pearl Foundation to carry on his legacy, using music and words to address the root causes of the hatred that took his life. U.S. Embassies around the world celebrate his life annually, through musical and other cultural events.
PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES shows The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Times’ Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all around the world facing layoffs and cutbacks, PAGE ONE chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. It gives us an up-close look at all that produces 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. At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?
PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES is part of the American Film Showcase showing at Tumo until November 15.