There are several excellent journalism movies, which all cover different aspects of the field. Watch one of the following journalism movies:
Citizen Kane (1941), All the President’s Men (1976), Network (1976), Broadcast News (1987), The Paper (1994), The Insider (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Shattered Glass (2003), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Zodiac (2007), Frost/ Nixon (2008), Nightcrawler (2014), Spotlight (2015), or The Post (2017).
Then, write 350 words on the following:
• Did the journalists in this movie behave ethically?
o If yes, give an example of when their ethics were tested, or give an example of a
journalist(s) showing strong ethics.
o If no, discuss your feelings on their unethical behavior. Could you see the justification
for it? Was it something you could do? Or was it unforgivable?
• What was the “biggest” story in the movie? Explain it and its significance in the “world” of the
movie or the real world.
• Who/what was the most powerful thing the journalist(s) had to deal with? (i.e. The White
House, a corporation, the police, the church). How did powerful people or institutions oppose journalists in this movie?