Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Extra! Extra! Read About Print Journalism Films

Fact or fiction based loosely, at times closely, on facts?

That was the choice video viewers had Monday night as PBS ran part one of its two-part documentary of newspaper publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, while TCM counter-programmed with “Citizen Kane,” the Orson Welles fictionalized masterpiece structured around Hearst’s larger-than-life life (for the record, I caught short bursts of both, content I was recording PBS and that I had seen “Citizen Kane” countless times).

As a former newspaper reporter and magazine editor I am partial to movies with a print journalism focus (a subsequent list will come for electronic media). Herewith are my favorites:

Libeled Lady

Citizen Kane

Gentleman’s Agreement

The Front Page

His Girl Friday

All the President’s Men

The Life of Emile Zola


Five Star Final

The Paper

Ace in the Hole


The Devil Wore Prada

It happened One Night

Call Northside 777

I Want To Live!

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