From the Media Education Foundation:
The film traces Robert Scheer’s career trajectory across dramatic shifts in journalistic practice and platforms, offering a glimpse into the myriad pressures that confront journalists who refuse to compromise their principles and instead commit themselves to speaking truth to power.
At a time when debates about “fake news,” “filter bubbles,” and the dumbing down of commercial news media have moved to the center of mainstream discussion, Robert Scheer: Above the Fold is an ideal teaching tool for courses that examine journalism, politics, and the hypercommercialization of media.
Features Norman Lear, Jane Fonda, Arianna Huffington, Daniel Ellsberg, and others.
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Festivals to Date
Golden State Film Festival 2020
Culver City Film Festival 2019 (won the “Audience Award for Best Documentary”)
San Pedro Film Festival 2019
Bay Area Book Festival 2019
Duration: 97 min
Date Produced: 2018