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Journalists, (Believe It Or Not), Have Feelings Too, says A New Documentary

In business, Media on July 31, 2009 at 12:41 pm
News Reporter

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Journalists have feelings too. That’s the message of a new 36-minute documentary discussed today in the Los Angeles Times.

The film, “Breaking News, Breaking Down” focuses on the toll that reporting dark or terrifying stories can take on the men and women who gather that material, who pride themselves on doing whatever it takes to get it, toughing it out, and crying, if and when they do, much later and alone.

I’ve lived through this, as have many writers, photographers and cameramen I know. War, 9/11, poverty, crime. Hard stories exact a price. The Dart Center is there to help.

I’ll be blogging about this in an upcoming J-Day.

  1. Something I’ve never really thought about … thanks for the post and the link.

  2. It’s not talked about much, if ever. T/S contributor Michael Hastings’ recent interview with Dave Cullen addresses this as well.

  3. well, not all journalists have feelings. I’ve met Matt Taibbi. :)

  4. Now I know how to become really popular. Whew.

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