Episode 6: Screening Journalism


In this episode, we focus on the relationship between cinema and journalism. In the week Spotlight won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and Al Jazeera America closed down, we explore the value of journalism in today's world. Using the theories of Pierre Bourdieu and Rodney Benson, we interrogate the place of investigative journalism in the 21st Century.


The theoretical texts we refer to are:

On Television by Pierre Bourdieu

Outline of a Theory of Practice by Pierre Bourdieu

"Bringing the Sociology of Media Back In" by Rodney Benson (Link behind Paywall)

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