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Top 5 Movies and TV Shows about Journalism

To mark the release of Steven Spielberg's "The Post" we've put together a list of our favourite movies and TV shows about journalism. They may be an idealistic and glamourised look at the profession - determined reporters who rarely sleep, working tirelessly to get the big story - but there's something about watching the underdogs take on everyone from criminals to big business to governments in the search for truth.  So here it is, in no particular order our top 5 movies and TV shows about journalism: All the President's Men If this is Star Wars - A New Hope then The Post is Rogue One. Based on the book of the same name, All the President's Men is the true story of Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), two reporters for The Washington Post who covered the Watergate scandal. When five men are arrested breaking into the Democratic National HQ in the Watergate complex, they are soon linked to the government and Pres

Spotlight: Average Guy Movie Review

Every now and then a movie is made that should be added to a mandatory list, everything on this list should be viewed by every human being in their lifetime...Spotlight would be on that list. In 2001 the Spotlight team of The Boston Globe was assigned by their new Editor - Marty Baron - to investigate the allegations that Catholic Priests in the Boston area had molested young children and that senior members of the church not only knew about it but had gone to great lengths to cover it up. Now I am in no way a religious man, never have been and never will be, but I respect the beliefs of others and their rights as free human beings so the last thing I wanted to see was two hours of church bashing. I am very pleased to say that in this movie there is none of that, the story focuses more on the victims and the Journalists who worked to bring this story to light. That's not to say that the church doesn't take any flack, it does, a lot, but given the nature of the story you w