Tag Archives: Journalism

Picture Man: The Poetry of Photographer Milton Rogovin (2009)

20m; U.S.

Director: Mark Rogovin (Producer)

Synopsis: Life of world renowned social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin.

Contact: Mark Rogovin (708) 366-5535;;

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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Documentary



Plunder: The Crime of our Time (2009)

100m; U.S.

Director: Danny Schechter

Synopsis: A hard-hitting investigative film that explores how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity uncovering the connection between the collapse of the housing market and the economic catastrophe that followed.


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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Documentary, Finance



Inventing L.A. (2009)

117m; U.S.

Director: Peter Jones, Mark A. Catalena

Synopsis: By tracing the history of the Chandler family that founded the Los Angeles Times, this 116-minute PBS documentary also tells important parts of the history of southern California, including decades of fierce anti-union campaigns and manipulation of politicians and public resources for personal gain. The film also describes internal battles between ultraconservative and relatively liberal family members that led to the paper’s rapid decline.

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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Documentary



His Girl Friday (1940)

92m; U.S.

Director: Howard Hawkes

Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy

Synopsis: A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Comedy, Romance, Working Class



Citizen McCaw (2008)

78m; U.S.

Director: Sam Taylor

Synopsis: The film chronicles events from July 2006, when editor Jerry Roberts and five of his colleagues quit the Santa Barbara News-Press, citing owner and co-publisher Wendy McCaw’s abandonment of journalistic ethics, which McCaw denied. Since then, McCaw and dozens of her former staffers have been engaged in a fierce clash of wills that raises important national questions of journalistic ethics and media ownership. McCaw’s attorneys assert that she alone can decide how news is covered. The other side, represented by journalists and community leaders, says that journalism is a public trust, asserting that the publisher must keep out of the news operation. Citizen McCaw shows the struggle for reporters and newspaper workers rights in an atmosphere of terror as a new newspaper owner seeks to clamp down the stories that must be told. This received national publicity when the owner McCaw fired and slandered the newspaper workers.


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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Documentary