One of my favorite activities in college was watching movies for journalists - well, aspiring journalists to be exact - because it gave me and my friends a sneak peek of the pressures and pleasures of the media world. I studied Mass Communication but as my program offered more units on journalism, by my second year, I was already contributing articles to newspapers. Here are some movies for journalists that I viewed some years back with insights that those who want to become reporters/journalists can maybe take note of:
A 12-hour stint during the evening shift of Los Angeles' leading daily newspaper "- 30 - " tells the tale of the City of Angels as it is faced with one major crisis after another. It's a personal favorite of Hollywood leading man Jack Webb who stars as the no-nonsense city editor. This is a 1959 black-and-white film so it is one of the great movies for journalists and aspiring journalists to watch as it shows you that the practice of journalism dates back several decades ago.