Create Your Own Class
on The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture
Using IJPC Materials

By Joe Saltzman

Revised: 7-2011

 

Faculty members can create a class on any aspect of the image of the journalist in popular culture by using IJPC materials. Some professors create large lecture classes using the introductory video tapes, and then renting or buying films locally or through the IJPC database. Others use some or all of the 28 2 1/2-hour documentaries Professor Saltzman created for his USC Annenberg class. Some faculty members use IJPC tapes in their history, media and skills' courses. All the IJPC materials are available to IJPC Associates exclusively.

Suggested Class Lesson Plans for The Image of the Gay Journalist in Movies and Television, 1929-2009, The Image of the War Correspondent in Movies and Television, The Image of the Broadcast Journalist in Movies and Television, 1937-2006, The Image of the Public Relations Practitioner in Movies and Television, 1901-2011.

Videos available to all IJPC Associates:

•The The 2011 IJPC Associates Premium DVD: The Image of the Public Relations Practitioner in Movies and Television, 1901 to 2011, a three dual layer-disc, 11:46:05 video compilation with 326 movie and television clips tracing the history of the public relations practitioner in the 20th and 21st centuries. 

•The 2009 IJPC Associates Premium DVD: The Image of the Gay Journalist in Movies and Television, 1929 to 2009, a three-disc, 4:42:23 video compilation with 123 movie and television clips tracing the history of the gay journalist in the 20th and 21st centuries. Also included is a special supplement on The Image of the Gay Public Relations Practitioner in Movies and Television.

•The 2008 IJPC Associates Premium DVD: The Image of the War Correspondent in Movies and Television, 1931-2007, a two-disc, 225-minute compilation with 166 movie and television clips tracing the image of the war correspondent in films and television from 1931 to 2007.

•The 2007 IJPC Associates Premium DVD: Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies, a one-hour-and-50 minute video compilation for IJPC Associates members created to supplement the book edited by Howard Good.(Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2008). Good is a professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz. He was a pioneering author of a series of books on the image of the journalist in films and novels including Outcasts: The Image of Journalists in Contemporary Films; Girl Reporter: Gender, Journalism, and the Movies; The Drunken Journalist: The Biography of a Film Stereotype, and Acquainted With the Night: The Image of Journalists in American Fiction, 1890 –1930. He’s also written books on media ethics and public education. The IJPC Video follows Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies chapter by chapter. The book’s 12 chapters explore issues that should concern anyone who aspires to a career in journalism, works in journalism or relies on journalism for daily information. The contributors do their exploring at the movies where sportswriters, war correspondents, investigative reporters, crime reporters, spin-doctors, TV anchors and harried city editors jostle for attention.

•The IJPC Associates 2006 Premium DVD: “The Image of the Broadcast Journalist in Movies and Television, 1937-2006,” an updated two-hours-and-48 minute video compilation for IJPC Associates members containing 200 movie and television clips tracing image of the broadcast journalist in films and television from 1937 to 2006.

•The IJPC Associates 2005 Premium DVD: Real-Life Journalists in Movies and Television, 1939-2003, a completely revised and updated two-hour-and-13-minute video compilation for IJPC Associates members containing 79 movie and television clips tracing image of the journalist in films and television from 1939 to 2003 featuring real-life journalists or actors portraying real-life journalists or movies based on the lives of real-life journalists.

•The IJPC Associates 2004 Premium DVD: Sob Sisters: The Image of the Female Journalist, 1929-2003, a revised and updated two-hour-and-41 minute video compilation with more than 136 movie and television clips documenting the history of the female journalist in film and television in the 20th and 21st centuries.

•The IJPC Associates 2003 Premium DVD: a revised edition of Hollywood Looks at the News: 1914-2007, a one hour-and-49-minute video compilation with 165 movie and television clips documenting the history of journalists in film and television in the 20th and 21st century..

These discs are only available to IJPC Associates for personal use only.

TWENTY-EIGHT 2 ½-HOUR DOCUMENTARIES on the Image of the Journalist in Film and Television from 1914 to 1990 available to all IJPC Associates. Contents of each tape are listed in the IJPC Class Syllabus.

IJPC CLASS SYLLABUS: Syllabus for The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture, USC Annenberg School class. Consists of 28 classes with 28 video documentaries especially edited for the class representing more than 60 hours of video including multiple excerpts from nearly 650 films and television titles. More than 1,000 items were viewed and analyzed. Syllabus runs 188 pages and it is divided into Instructor, Class Schedule, Suggested Reading, Glossary, and Download the PDF.

Hard to find films and television programs available to IJPC Associates only through the The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture (IJPC) Database©. Possible Classes Created Out of IJPC Materials:

Institutional Membership: $150. Individual Membership: $35

Contact: Joe Saltzman, IJPC Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Annenberg School for Communication (Room 102B)
University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281
Telephone: 213-740-3918 -- Fax: 310-377-7935