Social Shares: What’s your favorite journalism flick?

ONA Boston sparked this conversation with Alex Pearlman after a local event: What’s your favorite reporter movie? Then we took the question to the broader ONA community on Twitter.

We had more than 30 responses on the #bestjournomovie hashtag. No consensus, but enough great titles should you want to curl up with a classic journalism flick.

The top five contenders for Best Reporter Movie:


“Deadline USA”


“Good Night and Good Luck”


“All the President’s Men”


“Shattered Glass”


“The Paper”


Honorable mentions:

  • “The Front Page” (1933)
  • “The Killing Fields”

Most disputed:

  • “Anchorman”

More suggestions from our followers on Twitter:

  • “Absence of Malice”
  • “Salvador”
  • “Network”
  • “Foreign Correspondent”
  • “Almost Famous”
  • “Northside 777″
  • “I Love Trouble”
  • “Live from Baghdad”
  • “Rann”
  • “The Insider”
  • “The Year of living Dangerously”
  • “Ace in the Hole”
  • “Under Fire”
  • “Blood Diamond”
  • “Scoop”
  • “Max Headroom”

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