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W&L to Screen Documentary on New York Times

— by on September 22nd, 2011

Washington and Lee University will hold two screenings of “Page One,” the 90-minute documentary about a year in the life of The New York Times on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.

The movie is free and open to the public.

On Sept. 26, the screening will be followed by a short panel discussion with three faculty from W&L’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. The panelists will be
Douglas Cumming, associate professor of journalism; Toni Locy, Reynolds Professor of Legal Reporting; and Glenn Proctor, former editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and this term’s Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Directed by Andrew Rossi, the film had its premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The Times provided the filmmakers with unprecedented access to the newsroom for a year.

One of the film’s reviewers, Eric Kohn of Indiewire, wrote that “Rossi captures the minutiae of the newsroom, from the rapid transcription of interviews to the rush of deadlines, as if observing an Olympic sport.”

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Elrod Commons are sponsoring the screenings.

News Contact:
Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
jhanna@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8459