Whether blasted in a blessedly air-conditioned megaplex, or projected on a roof-deck after dark, movies make a summer. The forthcoming July/August issue of our magazine features reviews of the recent The Bang Bang Club, a fictional portrayal of the real group of war photographers working in South Africa in the nineties, and the documentary Page One: Inside The New York Times. And on CJR.org this summer, we will debut a series on some classic journalism-themed movies throughout the decades. Each Friday, starting this week, we’ll highlight a different movie and reflect on how it represents our great profession.
So help us make a list: What are your favorite movies about reporting, editing, broadcasting, and publishing? And why?