Friday, November 16, 2007

Stop the Presses! Watch this film

Monmouth University will premiere The Paper, a journalism documentary film, on Wed., Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. in Bey Hall's Young Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The film spends 78 mins. tracking the trials and tribulations of Penn State's daily student newspaper as a way to illustrate issues that every newspaper faces: plummeting circulation, barriers to investigative reporting, and criticism of coverage.

Students and young journalists alike might find it more interesting than other journalism films because 1) it's real and 2) it's told through the eyes of college students. The Boston Globe reviewer recommended it.

Audience members can be among the first to see this documentary, which does not make its national premiere until Dec. 11. Food and refreshments will be served following the film.

Monmouth University is located in West Long Branch, exit 105 off the Garden State Parkway. For directions, click here.

-Professor Grabowski

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