This week, we’ll watch the 2011 documentary movie “Page One: Inside The New York Times” in class. It’s a fairly short movie, which will leave time for us to discuss our theme of the week: Newsrooms in Transition. The movie mainly follows Media Desk reporters David Carr and Brian Stelter during a pivotal moment in the Times’ history, as the once-dominant newspaper strives to remain relevant in the digital age.
This past weekend, the Times published an insightful piece about how its competitor, The Washington Post, is going through its own transitional moment. Before Thursday’s class, comment on this post with an answer of at least 200 words (worth 5 points) to the following question: What similarities and differences do you see between the Times and the Post as they navigate the transition to the digital age? Use specific examples from the movie and the article in your response.