A documentary about The New York Times in the Trump era and how it brings to light the critical issues facing journalists and their craft today. Journalists are tasked with finding the best way to honestly but accurately cover the president. Oscar nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus chronicles the tenacious men and women who fight for the freedom of the press through exclusive interviews and extraordinary access.
The Times learns about Michael T. Flynn's guilty plea, bringing the Russia investigation closer to Trump's inner circle; as the paper reports on sexual harassment, allegations of past misconduct by a reporter bring the story home.
The president's unwillingness to denounce the racist hate groups in Charlottesville, Va., presents a new test for journalists; Donald Trump blames the "failing New York Times" for distorting his speech and deepening the country's divisions.
Shortly after the firing of FBI director James Comey, The Times nets a huge scoop with ongoing reverberations; but even as The Times drives a shocking flow of new information, it continues to squarely address its own inner challenges.
As Donald Trump takes the oath of office, The New York Times prepares to cover an administration unlike any other; in this fiercely competitive environment, overtaxed journalists at The Times and The Washington Post vie for scoops.