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Veteran journalists address media environment at film festival event
The Daily Progress Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

Local journalism makes all journalism and, eventually, movies about journalism possible.

That was the message of Wyatt Andrews, a University of Virginia professor and former CBS News correspondent, and Jim Lehrer, former executive editor and anchor for PBS’s “NewsHour,” after Sunday’s viewing of the 1987 movie “Broadcast News” at the Virginia Film Festival.

“It’s worth wondering what is the relevance of this film to our current media industry and our political situation,” Andrews said, opening the discussion after the screening.

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