Episode 22: All the President’s Men (1976)
Let’s talk about the importance of investigative journalism, the edge-of-your-seat anxiety that this film creates, Woodward and Bernstein as heroes, and why the pen is truly mightier than the sword. Plus, the state of newspapers today, and why we need independent journalism more than ever in 2020. Featuring special guest Phil Linsalata, award-winning investigative reporter.
- UNESCO’s Importance of Investigative Journalism
- Investigative Reporting recognized by The Pulitzer Prize
- William Goldman Turned Reporters into Heroes in “All the President’s Men” by Jordan Orlando
- (Watch) Media Literacy by Crash Course, a 12 part series to improve your brain
Phil Linsalata is a former daily newspaper reporter. He has been an investigative reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the Columbia Journalism Review and national wire services. He specialized in coverage of legalized gambling, organized crime, financial failure of major insurance companies and political corruption.