Media School marks 50th anniversary of Watergate
The Media School will mark the 50th anniversary of the Watergate scandal using film, web and audio.
The coverage of Watergate is one of the most well-known products of investigative journalism. Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and The Washington Post received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973 for their reporting, which used public records, inside sources and traditional journalism to cover the scandal.
“Watergate continues to exert such a major influence over how both reporters and the general public think about journalism, and ‘All The President’s Men’ played an important part in shaping those perceptions,” associate professor Gerry Lanosga said. “So I thought we should use the 50th anniversary of the scandal as an opportunity to reassess the film (and the book it was based on), the role journalism had in Watergate’s outcome and what kind of an impact Watergate had on journalism as well.”
To learn more:
- Attend IU Cinema’s screening of “All the President’s Men”
- Read Lanosga’s guest blog post, “Fifty Years After Watergate: Mythologizing Journalism in ‘All the President’s Men’”
- Listen to IU Cinema’s podcast episode featuring Lanosga, “Footage Not Found — All The Presidents Men and Watergate (with Gerry Lanosga)”