I do not host or maintain any of these online films myself; these pages just link to publicly available trailers, clips and full-length films at YouTube and Vimeo. If full-length films are posted without authorization, the links will be disabled after the service determines there is a problem.
Almost Famous (2000 – trailer)
Cameron Crowe’s film about a young Rolling Stone reporter — much like himself.
Live from Baghdad (2000)
A dramatic retelling of the behind-the-scenes adventure of CNN’s crew at the start of the Gulf War. “In 1990 CNN was a 24-hour news network in search of a 24-hour story. They were about to find it in Baghdad.”
Searching for this trailer, I discovered several full-length copies of the movie at YouTube, including one in Spanish. If assume they will be taken down if HBO has not approved having them there.
Get the DVD for director Mick Jackson’s narration on your second viewing.
For a doubly-educational experience, try the Spanish-language version YouTube.
Shattered Glass (2003 – trailer)
Here’s the IMDB page for Shattered Glass. Students may enjoy looking up the real names of New Republic editors from the cast list, then looking for the latest stage of their careers using Google or LinkedIn search.
The Rum Diary (2011 – trailer)
Johnny Depp crosses over between reporting and publicity work in a film full of Hunter Thompson’s take on the cliches of both professions. As an IMDB writer said, “Is the solution always alcohol?”
Page One — Inside The New York Times (trailer, 2011)
Watch the movie and make up your own opinion before you read Michael Kinsley’s review.