12 Films about News Journalism to Watch with Your High School or College Kids

news movies

Films can be a great teaching tool. Kip Robisch picks a dozen on journalism.

Zimmerman: Do We Need the Daily Trial Blow-by-blow?


When any trial becomes the sole focus of the media, we miss crucial other things that are happening in our world.

Moms and Dads Reach Workplace Equality: Neither Can Have It All

Shaking hands

Reports in mainstream media confirm the same thing: Men and women are equally dissatisfied with current work-life balance, reports Scott Behson

I’m Back

I'm back

Josh Bowman has been away from his blog for a while. He’s back now, kicking and screaming.

“Present-day American culture gives a lot of voice to anger and outrage, all the while being afraid of it.”


Our culture has a lot of knee-jerk anger, righteous angry, religious anger, and indignant anger. While anger has its place, it also can be very unproductive. Wellokaythen thinks it’s because of our news cycles and political culture which encourages people to be full of stubborn rage.

Up Before the Sun


What bothers me is it’s as normal to see headlines of crime and dead children as it is to have cereal in the morning.

Jonestown Massacre, 34 Years Later

Jonestown from the Air - AP photo

John Tinseth remembers preparing to engage the Guyanese Army, only to discover that the 900 dead Americans were killed in a mass suicide.

Petraeus, MLK and JFK: Why I Don’t Demand Fidelity From My Political Leaders

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Emily Heist Moss asks a lot of her leaders, but one thing she doesn’t demand is fidelity.

Infographic: What if Only White Men Voted in the Election?

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Ever wondered how our political landscape would look if we were one, homogenous group?

What If We Celebrated Science Like the Olympics?


What NASA does every day is like a perfect balance beam act, performed every day, in space. Why don’t we celebrate these feats with the enthusiasm we reserve for Olympic athletes?

On Losing Lance

Lance Armstrong

Mark Radcliffe was once an elite cyclist who looked up to Lance Armstrong as a role model. Now he knows what a dirty sport it’s always been.

Ah, the Newspaper Stands, I Remember Them Well 1.

In 1966, at 6 a.m. in the morning (sic), Jimmy Day and I used to deliver The Washington Post newspapers to the residents of the McLean Gardens Apartments over there at Van Ness Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Tenleytown upper-Northwest Washington D.C. USA.  There were paper boys in the day.  Perhaps there still are paperboys, but I never see them.  There were also boys shouting out the latest headlines as they sold newspapers on street corners of New York City.  Maybe there are boys who still do this, (but I haven’t been to New York City in a decade or two).  And there were, and are, newspaper stands on the streets.
We are not going to be seeing these things much longer, as much as we might long for and love and adore the past.  So I thought I would try to memorialize newspaper stands, and maybe newspapers too, in art.
I am posting four pictures.  Each of them is the same shot I took of some newspaper stands I came across on the main street in Bethany Beach Delaware USA, at 9 or 10 a.m. in the morning (sic), on July 3 2012.
I edited the picture in four different ways.  I was trying to get them to look like modern art drawings, maybe modern art paintings.  They remind me of the work of some modernist, but I can’t figure who.

1. Antique Store

1. Antique Store

Consider Art.

Maybe we should all be making money.  The purpose of life is to make money.  No, the purpose of life is to survive.  Here, in the United States, survival can be and should be ensured for all.  We are, after all, the wealthiest country in the history of civilization.  The question then becomes: If survival […]

Union Station Woman

Union Station Woman

My method on the street is to hide, steal a shot and run away. Oddly, it occurred to me to ask this woman whether she would mind if I took her picture. She was happy for me to do so. I took three shots, maybe four. This one was the most striking. I don’t know where people come from, how they miraculously appear before me. It has been said that we are all on our way to sainthood, and this is a picture of another saint-to-be.
I took this photograph on Tuesday June 14 2012 at Union Station Washington D.C. USA at 12:30 in theafternoon. I printed it today Wednesday June 13 2012 at 10:11 a.m..

Man Joan Miro

Man Joan Miro

One for the East Building of the National Gallery of Art June 12 2012 Washington D.C. USA.