The Post The world of newspaper journalism might seem deeply uncool and outdated when compared with its pacy, racy cousins over on the Net and social media. But for a reminder of why print investigative teams, editors and subeditors are (still) so important, watch Oscar-nominated The Post. This is Steven Spielberg’s retelling of the drama that surrounded the Washington Post’s attempt to publish stories on damning Pentagon documents about the Vietnam War. Meryl Streep plays The Post’s publisher, Katharine Graham, and Tom Hanks is the paper’s iconic editor, Ben Bradlee. But there’s more to this drama than 1970s newsroom strip-lighting, sexism, lacquered hair and payphones. It is, of course, a filmic metaphor for what’s happening in the world, and in SA specifically, right now. Next time you read an article on the Gupta e-mails or Eskom, think about the brave (or is that crazy?) journalists and editors who’ve taken the risks, trawled through the documents, triple-checked facts, had sta...

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