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on 29 Aug 2010 04:08

 
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Movies about Journalism and Journalists

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I am a journalist myself so I am always interested in how my occupation is portrayed in movies. Sometimes journalists are heroes fighting for the greater good like the freedom of speech and bringing light to injustices.

More often than not they are villains who exploit people by spreading false or unverified rumors and putting their noses where they don't belong.

I think both of these notions are partially true but not entirely. I think also the public has the responsibility about the stuff journalists need to publish to keep the papers selling.

Rumors about celebrities are of course published because they sell - and they sell well. Remarkable political or invenstigating journalism would get published more if people would be interested in it. The sad truth is that they are not. In my mind the best films about journalism show clearly that to get lots of vital information to people and to be brave you also need to be rude, nosy and sometimes even emotionally cold to advance your progress.

This is a list of films which either deal largely in journalism or have journalists as major characters.

The list will be updated if I encounter other good examples. I haven't seen all of these so you may correct me. Suggestions are welcome!

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 14 11:36
I suggest "triage" :)
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 14 13:49
Thanks, Triage added.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 14 14:26
"Where the Buffalo Roam"!
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 14 14:38
Added, I can't believe I forgot that one.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 14 15:17
http://www.imdb.com/keyword/journalism/?sort=num_votes

Tuota kautta varmaan löytää muutamat lisää. Apocalypse Now nyt varmaan ainakin sopii mukaan.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jul 14 16:33
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 14 20:09
I suggest ' The Sweet Life ' (Fellini)
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 15 4:20
It's in the list already. La Dolce Vita.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 16 15:13
Oh, sorry! XD XD
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Sep 16 17:25
No problem.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Oct 24 13:25
Nice List, I'll recommend you to watch this movie about journalists.

http://www.listal.com/movie/no-one-killed-jessica

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