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We know that our Lions are always on the hunt for great resources, so we have created a list of e-books and streaming films to keep you informed.

Journalism - Books

Journalism on Film

Embedded live - "There were two wars going on in Iraq, one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propaganda techniques. One war was rationalized as an effort to find and remove WMDs, Weapons of Mass Destruction; the other was carried out by even more powerful WMDs, Weapons of Mass Deception".
Circulation Desk, DVD1117. 



Page One: Inside the New York Times -This documentary chronicles the transformation of The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk, as the Internet redefines the media industry by surpassing print as the main source of news. At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society? This up-close look at factors and actors that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances.
Circulation Desk,  DVD6230.

Inventing LA : the Chandlers and their Times - The story of the Chandler family's influence over Los Angeles through their publication, the Los Angeles Times, and its entwinement with politics, civic ideals, and personal agendas.
Circulation Desk, DVD3712.

Shattered Glass - Stephen Glass is a staff writer for the well respected current events and policy magazine The new republic. He was also a freelance writer featured in Rolling stone, Harper's bazaar and George. By the mid-1990's, Glass' articles had turned him into one of the most sought-after young journalists in Washington. That is until a bizarre chain of events suddenly stopped his career right in its tracks.
Circulation Desk, DVD0698.


All the President's Men -True story of the Watergate break-in that led to the political scandal of the decade, and of the dogged journalists who stayed with the story. Circulation Desk, DVD1523 

Spotlight - The riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper's tenacious 'Spotlight' team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment. Circulation Desk, DVD7594. 

Absence of Malice - A businessman becomes the subject of a criminal investigation when a story about him is purposely "leaked" to an investigative reporter. Circulation Desk, DVD1576 

On the Record
A film by Oscar nominees Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, and first reported by The New York Times, On the Record presents the haunting story of former A&R executive Drew Dixon, whose career and personal life were upended by the alleged abuse she faced from her high-profile male bosses. The documentary follows Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward to publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. The film chronicles Dixon's story, as well as those of fellow Simmons accusers Sil Lai Abrams and Sheri Sher, delving into the ways black women's voices are too often silenced and ignored.