Media Analysis on the movie The Post

Movie: The Post 

 Sample topics might include:

  • media as “infotainment” and/or “big business
  • media as watchdog
  • issues regarding access to sources and classified information
  • the tension between a free press and national security
  • “objectivity” in journalism
  • unintended consequences of media coverage of events
  • adversarial stance of journalists

Discuss what you learned about media watching a film. Think of creating a five paragraph, 500 or so word journal entry. Because this is not an academic essay but a journal, you are encouraged to reflect on your previous thoughts about the media and what you learned watching the film and to connect that to course content.

However, only focusing on your emotions and detailing the plot of the movie will bring down your score on this assignment. Strive to introduce the film and what it is about but then move on to discussing a complex issue or issues that the feature depicts about media in the U.S.