My favorite five: Movies about broadcast journalism

News anchors are welcomed into millions of homes every day. In the days of Cronkite, Rather, and Jennings, they were sometimes the most trusted people in the country. And, while there are more great movies about their print counterparts, some of the […]

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My favorite five: Movies about print journalism (fiction)

Newspaper and magazine journalists are often at the center of fictional stories as well as true ones. They certainly are at the heart of my novels. These are five of the best movies about print journalism with fictional stories, even if they […]

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My favorite five: Movies about print journalism (true stories)

I set out this week to list my favorite five journalism movies. I soon realized I would have to change five to 25. So, I parsed the list. Then I parsed it again. As a result, this list includes only movies that […]

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My favorite five: Stephen King adaptations (TV)

Stephen King’s books are long. Longer than the Bible, in some cases. That’s likely why many of the movie adaptations over the years have either been bad on their own or nowhere close to the source material (though these one’s were well […]

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My favorite five: Stephen King adaptations (movies)

The list of screen adaptations of Stephen King’s literary works is mountainous, and producers have been making them for so long that some are getting their own remakes (think IT and Pet Sematary) or went on to have derivative sequels (like Children […]

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My favorite five: Bookish movies

I don’t know about all authors, but I really enjoy seeing novelists — real and fictional — depicted on the big screen. And there’s no shortage of movies about novelists. Please note that this list does not include movies about poets, screenwriters, […]

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My favorite five: Bookish TV shows

Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series where I list my top five favorites in various categories. I encourage you to disagree with me and, when needed, set me straight. Like many of us, I watch entirely too much […]

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