in San Antonio, Texas, 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2005. A PF&R Panel sponsored by the Entertainment Studies Interest Group and the Visual Communication Division on the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture: Real-Life Journalists as Depicted in Film and Television. Moderator-Discussant: ESIG member Joe Saltzman, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture (IJPC), a project of the Norman Lear Center, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Producer: 8-minute video on “Real-Life Journalists as Depicted in Film and Television” created especially for AEJMC.
Panelists include: Richard Ness, Assistant Professor, Western Illinois
Ness is author of From Headline Hunter toSuperman: A Journalism Filmography and IJPC Associate Director.
Title of Presentation: “Ripped from Today’s Headlines!: Fact Meets Fiction in Journalism Films of the Early Sound Era.”
Matthew Ehrlich, Associate Professor, University of Illinois
Ehrlich is the author of Journalism in the Movies. Title of presentation: “Stephen Glass, `Shattered Glass,' and the `Free Press' Myth.”
Bonnie Brennen, Professor and Chair, Department of Journalism, Temple University
Title of presentation: “Malice in Wonderland: Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons in Hollywood."
Alicia Shepherd, Assistant Professor of Journalism, American University
Title of Presentation: “How Are Real Journalists Portrayed in Film?”