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Media and socio-cultural communication
This paper emanates from an interest in how the journalist profession is represented on film. This discussion is framed, broadly, by an effort to gauge the performative nature of journalists, from ‘hard-boiled’ press hacks to egomaniacal TV reporters, while situating the vocation within conventional media studies, which privileges political and ethical indicators like ‘the Fourth Estate’ or as ‘Public Watchdog’.
Brereton, P. (2009) Hollywood Representations of Irish Journalism: A Case Study of Veronica Guerin. Irish Communications Review, 11, pp. 104-14, 2009.