Should journalists play roles in movies?
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM by Dave Winer.
  • Lately I've been noticing more journalists appearing in movies that are essentially fiction, or totally fiction.
  • This feels like an ethical breech. A journalist is not an actor. Playing a fictional role, as yourself, with your name, your TV network, feels wrong.
  • I'm having a hard time putting my finger on why this is.
  • Perhaps it's that it makes one question when you're watching them do their real job if it's acting or if they're trying to be a real journalist. Or if they're just playing one (as they are in the movie).
  • Do you have an opinion?