AFTER FACT: An Unvarnished Portrait of Real-Life News Work
Catalogue Number: AFD000
Producer: Lindsay A. Fitzgerald // After Fact Documentary
Subject: Canadian World Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Media and Communications, Social Issues, Social Media, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 55:00
What does journalism look like when lies trump truth, clicks control the news, and layoffs abound? After Fact is an unvarnished, observational portrait of real-life news work in Canada. A broadcast investigative journalist switches between covering an unsolved celebrity-murder story and probing a policy chasm that costs schoolchildren’s lives. A small-city reporter watches colleagues’ desks empty as she fights to believe her job still matters. A tough young City Hall reporter puts a human face to decayed housing. Canada’s first crowdfunded independent journalist covers city council with no other reporters in sight. Filmed over the course of three years during a cataclysmic shift in the business of news, After Fact documents what we all stand to lose in the face of journalism’s decline.
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