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Film and Discussion: Breaking News, Breaking Down

In Washington D.C., Ochberg Fellow Mike Walter screens and discusses his documentary on journalists covering traumatic stories.

The Newseum will present this event as part of its "Inside Media" series. Seating is first come first serve.


This short documentary, directed by former TV reporter and 2005 Ochberg Fellow Mike Walter, features interviews with a range of journalists and experts from the Dart network.

The film grew out of a 2007 Dart Society project called Target: New Orleans that sent reporters to the Gulf Coast to lend a hand in post-Katrina reconstruction. The film interweaves this trip with reporters speaking candidly about the hardest stories they've covered and how, as Walter says, "breaking news can break you down."