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The Reel Story: Reporting in Washington

March 7, 2018

WH Press Corps

Reporting in Washington is so glamorous that Hollywood wants in. Good and bad journalism make great and awful movies. It's more than The Post and All The President's Men. There's Shock and Awe, Broadcast News, Shattered Glass, The Pelican Brief, The Insider, Wag The Dog and much more. Some of Washington old and new journalism hands talked about their favorite journalism movies that have a Washington dateline or scene and what makes them so good or so bad. What happens when your reporting is translated to the big screen? What does Hollywood get right and wrong about journalism in Washington? The guilty pleasures and the just plain guilty. This Dialogue was moderated by NYU journalism instructor Seth Borenstein.  

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Carole Feldman

Carole Feldman

Pat Myers

Pat Myers

Maegan Vazquez

Maegan Vazquez

John Walcott

John Walcott

Seth Borenstein (Moderator)

Seth Borenstein (Moderator)

Seth Borenstein, Science Writer, The Associated Press

Seth Borenstein was part of an AP Gulf of Mexico oil spill reporting team that won the 2010 George Polk Award for Environment Reporting and a special merit award as part of the 2011 Grantham environment reporting prizes. He was part of a team of finalists for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Columbia space shuttle disaster. A science and environmental journalist for more than 20 years, covering everything from hurricanes to space shuttle launches, Borenstein has also worked for Knight Ridder Newspapers’ Washington Bureau, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He is the co-author of three long out-of-print books, two on hurricanes and one on popular science.