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Ink Slingers on the Silver Screen


with Gwen Florio

News Editor, the Missoulian

Newspaper reporters and editors make great film characters and movies like All the President's Men, Spotlight and The Post highlight shoe-leather reporting at its most realistic. But what about all the other ones that feature reporters as either lead or secondary characters—what are they getting wrong? (Too much sleeping with sources, for one thing!, says real-life editor Gwen Florio.) What else does the silver screen get wrong and what are the best newspaper movies of all time?