A FILMMAKER will take Britain inside one of America’s biggest news outlets during the first 12 months of Donald Trump’s presidency in a new documentary set for BBC Two.
Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Liz Garbus’ series Inside The New York Times: The Fourth Estate, will follow the inner workings of one of the newspaper.
A spokesman said: “From the first few days of Trump’s inauguration, to accusations of ‘fake news’ and the emergence of huge stories about Russia and Charlottesville that have a resounding national impact, four episodes see filmmakers granted unique access on the ground with reporters, revealing the challenges, triumphs and pitfalls of covering a President who has declared war on the free press.
“The film also looks at news and reporting in the digital age, and how journalism is having to evolve to cope with the development of social media and changes in the way and rate at which people consume news content on a nonstop 24-hour news cycle.”
Patrick Holland, controller at BBC Two, said: “This is a stunning series giving remarkable access to the New York Times editorial team during the turbulent early months of Trump’s presidency.
“At a time when so many of the mainstream media misread the mood in the USA and beyond, this series offers a candid, shocking and illuminating exploration of the shifting relationship between journalism and political power.”