In my journalism class at Gallatin, we have a very dynamic class, including watching movies and guest speakers. I had to go to Brooklyn, Queens, and Harlem for the class -yet!- After starting to learn the concepts and the journalistic writing, these two movies were actually very meaningful. They are very insightful to understand journalism. They are both true stories, they were both scandals. I also enjoy looking at facts and the real people characters portray after finishing the movie. So, I encourage you to do the same!
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
All President’s Men (1976)
“The Washington Post” reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.
I don’t want to spoil or give more insight into these two movies, but as you watch them, I ensure that you’ll know more about journalism and its difficulties, how a story affects the lives of victims, but also the reporters.
Bonus: Page One: Inside New York Times (2011)
It’s a documentary that presents an unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.