Hot Off the Press!

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Saturday July 30th the library hosted the premiere of a film by Ken Love entitled The Letterpress RIP: A 3D Video, a delightful celebration of the old Pittsburgh Post-Gazette presses and the individuals who worked with them.

In honor of Mr. Love’s documentary, I’ve made a list of some of our favorite films about media and journalism in the Music, Film & Audio department.

Ace in the Hole

Reporter Chuck Tatum takes advantage of a man trapped in a mineshaft and turns the story into a modern media circus, with dire ramifications.

All the President's Men

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are two young reporters who stumble upon a major White House scandal.

Control Room

A deep dive look into Al-Jazeera Media, the most renowned television news outlet in the Arab world.

His Girl Friday

Newspaper editor Walter Burns tries to win back his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson, with the ultimate bait – a newspaper story that she won’t be able to resist.

Spotlight

A team of reporters at the Boston Globe are tasked with investigating allegations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Based on a true story.

State of Play

An investigative journalist become involved in a conspiracy involving an old friend in this excellent British miniseries.

War Photographer

Photojournalist James Nachtwey has been working as a war photographer over the last 20 years, and this is his story.

The Wire – Season Five

While previous seasons of The Wire focused on institutions such as schools, unions, and police departments, Season Five’s focus is on the media. It follows journalists who work for a newspaper similar to the The Baltimore Sun.