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Added by Isis on 2 Apr 2009 12:40
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Born To Be a Journalist

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People who added this item 4442 Average listal rating (2869 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
The story tells the professional adventure of Andrea, whose greatest dream is to become a journalist. Andrea gets a job in the fashion industry through Runway magazine, the most famous of its type, to make ends meet. But Andrea won't develop her writing skills in the magazine, but her talents as the editor in chief's assistant, Miranda.


Why it is in first? THAT'S MY DREAM, BOY! Journalism and fashion! Why would I ask for more?
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People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
Jacks, who spent her childhood in America, now lives and works in London, at British Vogue, as an editor.
Paolo is the new photographer assistant, trying to make some cash, even tough he hates the fashion world and want to go photograph the truth about the world.


She has the job I want! And he has it too! That's so not fair!
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People who added this item 140 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Paper (1994)
Henry Hackett is a metro editor for the struggling New York Sun. Hackett is being wooed by the Sentinel, a more upscale paper, but he's addicted to the adrenaline-stimulating, breakneck pace of the Sun's newsroom, much to the consternation of his pregnant wife Martha. Hackett is currently pursuing a story of two minority youths who have been arrested for the murders of two men. He learns that the police think that the killings may be a mob hit. In the court of public opinion, however, the innocent suspects are being judged as guilty, and the police may bow to the pressure. As Hackett and his staff desperately work all the story's angles to find the truth, several other dramas unfold. Top editor Bernie learns that he has prostate cancer, and tough publisher Alicia wonders if her lack of popularity is due to her cost-cutting, her personality, or the fact that she's a woman.


- This movie is considered one of the bests about journalist, especially because it isn't about someone writing about another person, with who he will magically fall in love later. Also, it clearly shows one day in a life of a serious journalist. Fell the tension!
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People who added this item 2949 Average listal rating (1872 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Almost Famous (2000)
William Miller is a 15 year old kid, hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with, and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming of age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

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People who added this item 1774 Average listal rating (1088 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Marley & Me (2008)
The Grogans are a couple of journalists that decides they will have a dog before they have kids. In the meantime, John Grogan become a columnist for the newspaper he's working. One of his favorite subjects is his reckless undisciplined dog.
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A young journalist follows a man through the streets and they end up in an anonymous room. When the journalist starts to interview the man, the stranger tells him that he is a vampire, being over 200 years old. The journalist doesn't believe him, but after the man proves it's true, he tells his story.

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People who added this item 3217 Average listal rating (2068 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
City of God is based on a true story that takes place in the 60's where in the slums of Rio De Janeiro two boys growing up in the neighborhood take on different paths in life. The story is told through eyes of Buscape, a poor young fisherman's son who dreams of becoming a photographer one day. His story narrates the violence and corruption surrounding the city and the rise and fall of one of the city's most notorious boss'. Li'l Ze. As war wages on the streets Buscape's only way out of this violent life is to expose its brutality the world through his pictures. Along the way the lives of other are put into perspective as their stories intersect with the events that take place.

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People who added this item 2483 Average listal rating (1554 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Andie is a young journalist who longs to cover political stories, but in the meantime she finds herself writing for a women's magazine called Composure, where her editor Lana Jong has her writing a fluffy advice column. After hearing of the latest dating laments of her relationship-challenged friend Michelle, Andie sells Lana on the idea of writing a piece on the things women do to alienate the men they love, which she'll demonstrate by winning and then driving away a man in a mere ten days.

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People who added this item 1832 Average listal rating (1101 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Ike Graham, New York columnist, writes his text always at the last minute. This time, a drunken man in his favourite bar tells Ike about Maggie Carpenter, a woman who always flees from her grooms in the last possible moment. Ike, who does not have the best opinion about females anyway, writes an offensive column without researching the subject thoroughly. The next day, Ike gets fired by his publisher (and former wife), because he went too far and faked the facts, which real journalists don't do. Ike's only way back into the business now is to do a fact-based report on Maggie and her upcoming fourth wedding attempt, which Ike predicts to fail again. So, as he circles her like a vulture his prey-to-be, Maggie's opinion of Ike sinks below zero. Not only is Ike waiting for her to fail again but the whole town is poking fun at Maggie about her mistakes. But that is a point which Ike doesn't like.

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People who added this item 1931 Average listal rating (1155 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
A copy editor in her early 20s gets her chance to become a reporter at a Chicago daily. She's sent to do a feature on what cool high schoolers are doing. To really find out, she goes undercover as a student. Back at school, she gets to repair her own scarred teen psyche, as she was a total geek in her first go-around.

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People who added this item 1509 Average listal rating (921 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
27 Dresses (2008)
Kevin is a local newspaper reporter, who spots the devoted bridal attendant jane racing between receptions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and quickly surmises that her quirky tale may be just the story to get him off the bridal beat and into the big time.
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People who added this item 8676 Average listal rating (6374 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Spider-Man (2002)
Okay, he is a photojournalist. You knew that. And he sells pictures of himself to his newspaper. You also knew that.
People who added this item 3014 Average listal rating (2025 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
He's okay at his work as a journalist. And, in his free time, he becomes a superhero, being more-than-okay in this job.
Oh, you knew that!
People who added this item 325 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.

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People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (284 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
The cynical, unethical and unscrupulous journalist Charles 'Chuck' Tatum arrives in a small New Mexico newspaper asking for a chance. He was fired from famous newspapers because of drinking problem, lying and even for having an affair with the wife of one of his bosses. His real intention is to use the small newspaper as a platform to a bigger one. After one year without a bang news and totally bored, Chuck travels with a younger reporter to make the coverage of a matter about rattlesnakes. When they arrive in an isolated gas station, he is informed that a man called Leo Minosa is trapped alive in an old Indian mine in a nearby place called Mountain of the Seven Vultures. Chuck manipulates the local corrupt sheriff, the engineer responsible for the rescue operation and Leo's wife Lorraine Minosa, and a rescue that could be made using a simple and common process in twelve hours, lasts six days using a sophisticated drilling system and creating a circus in the previously desert place. Everybody profits with the accident except the victim

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People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
State of Play (2009)
A petty thief is gunned down in an alley and a Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway - two seemingly unrelated deaths. But not to wisecracking, brash newspaper reporter Cal McAffrey who spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. With a turbulent past connected to the Congressman and the aid of ambitious young rookie writer Della Frye, Cal begins uprooting clues that lead him to a corporate cover-up full of insiders, informants, and assassins. But as he draws closer to the truth, the relentless journalist must decide if it's worth risking his life and selling his soul to get the ultimate story.

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"Journalism is the field concerned with producing news reports and editorials through various forms of media including newspapers, magazines, radio and television, and the Internet. Journalists—be they writers, editors or photographers; broadcast presenters or producers—serve as the chief purveyors of information and opinion in contemporary mass society. 'News is what the consensus of journalists determines it to be.'"

Here are some movies in which major characters are agents of news, living it rough, drinking coke at 7 am, barely sleeping, crazy about the others! After all, you can't just ignore the best profession in the world (Gabriel Garcia Marquez said that, not me!)

PS: I KNOW there are a thousand others, but here are the ones I've watched, or, at least, the ones I remember I did. Problaby this will grow forever. But comments with suggestions are ALWAYS welcome.

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