Film and TV

The Real Truth About Journalism

As a young boy, I had many different plans for when I grew up. As I grew older, I began to realize that not all of them were particularly realistic. My parents refused to cooperate with my plans to become Batman. Star Fleet would probably not exist in my lifetime, and even becoming an astronaut required military service and more training than I was capable of tolerating. Even my career of Mad Scientist became a pipe dream when I went to a science exhibit and saw the miserable state of modern robotics.

One of the few avenues left open to me was that of the intrepid reporter. Television and movies always portrayed journalists as an exciting and adventurous profession: seekers of Truth who were active at all hours and would go to any length or expense to get their story. Journalists could go anywhere, take down criminal empires, and in some cases even meet Superman!

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