Documentary journalism

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In conversations at film festivals and universities, in journalism trade publications and film magazines, the relationship between journalism and documentary film has been considered time and again. Just why the conclusions to those arguments matter is not always made explicit - if journalism and documentary film intersect, so what? - but seems to be rooted in our expectations for, and therefore the bases of our evaluations of, documentary films and journalism. Locating and tracing journalism's boundaries with documentary film will offer a way of (re)considering conceptualizations of journalism at a time when documentary seems to have taken over some of journalism's traditional terrain and found success doing so.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournalism
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781501500084
ISBN (Print)9781501510380
StatePublished - May 22 2018


  • Advocacy
  • Documentary film
  • Ethics
  • Journalism
  • Objectivity
  • Professional values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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