Featured a PF&R Panel sponsored by the Entertainment Studies Interest Group and the Visual Communication Division on the Image of the Broadcast Journalist in Movies and Television 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2006. Joe Saltzman was the moderator-discussant and produced a 10-minute video, "The Image of the Broadcast Journalist in Movies and Television, 1937-2006."
The video previewed the new IJPC Associate Premium Video which runs two hours and 45 minutes and includes more than 200 motion picture and TV clips.
Saltzman offered the introductory and summary remarks based on the latest IJPC research, and introduced the other three members of the panel:
Richard Ness, assistant professor of communication, Western Illinois University and author of “From Headline Hunter to Superman,” the definitive journalism filmography,
spoke on “From the Voice in the Dark to the Face in the Crowd: The Rise and Fall of the Radio Film.”
Howard Good, Professor and Coordinator of the Journalism Program at SUNY New Paltz at New Paltz and pioneering author of books on the image of the journalist in films and novels discussed TV journalists featured in “Welcome to Sarajevo.”
Matthew Ehrlich, Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois and the author of the book, “Journalism in the Movies” talked about the portrayal of Edward R. Murrow and CBS in “Good Night, and Good Luck” showing how the movie was used to comment on what is right and wrong with television news today.