Posts tagged "Alex Kotlowitz"

Documentary Filmmaking vs. Journalism, and other thoughts...

Documentary Filmmaking vs. Journalism, and other thoughts...
Last Monday, after seeing The Interrupters, I posed the question: Is documentary filmmaking a form of journalism? I said I would get back to the topic later in the week as I gathered responses from insightful sources, but decided to hold it off until this week in order to re-watch Hoop Dreams. In the meantime,... Read more »

Thoughts on the Interrupters: Is documentary filmmaking journalism?

Thoughts on the Interrupters: Is documentary filmmaking journalism?
I saw The Interrupters¬†Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a powerful film that I am still turning over in my head. Among the many thoughts I had while watching it was: can documentary filmmaking be considered a form of journalism? I think so… And for now, I’m not even going to attempt to answer... Read more »

People with Passion: Alex Kotlowitz (from Dec. 2008)

People with Passion: Alex Kotlowitz (from Dec. 2008)
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 12, 2008: Alex Kotlowitz Back in December of 2008, I interviewed writer Alex Kotlowitz, and our conversation served in many ways as a prologue to my current Chicago journalism series. I was interested in interviewing Alex because of his acclaimed book There Are No Children Here¬†and his... Read more »
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