Although the business of journalism is currently in the process of imploding, the romance of journalism remains. So while journalists can't find jobs any more, they can at least take comfort in the fact that they are very attractive subjects for Hollywood! The Sundance Film Festival released its lineup today, and there are no less than three documentaries that are all about the drama of the A-list press. They could all conceivably be good, although Anna Wintour sounds like a far more compelling subject than Nick Kristof:
"The September Issue," directed by R.J. Cutler, which follows Vogue editor Anna Wintour and her staff for nine months leading up to the publication of the September 2007 issue.
"Reporter," directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar, which illustrates how journalist Nicholas Kristof brought the horrors of Darfur to the public eye.
"Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech," directed by Liz Garbus, in which the filmmaker’s father, First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus, considers the history and current status of free speech in America.