Journalism in the movies

Matthew C. Ehrlich

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Journalism has been a continual source of fascination for Hollywood. This article analyzes how the journalism movie genre has portrayed the news media over the years. It explores whether these movies criticize journalism or celebrate it. The article suggests that the movies' relationship to the press reflects a fundamentally ambivalent relationship between the press and the broader culture. It also suggests that Hollywood explicitly portrays institutional and cultural tensions within journalism which the news media often downplay or ignore.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-281
Number of pages15
JournalCritical Studies in Media Communication
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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