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His name is synonymous with best-of-the-best reporting and photojournalism, not to mention excellence in many artistic fields, but Joseph Pulitzer’s own story is, entertainingly, far from a portrait of uncomplicated virtue. Oren Rudavsky’s Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People is an excellent primer, not just on the man, but also the birth of the modern newspaper. Pulitzer spoke of “fake news” over 100 years ago and fought the dangers that the suppression of news had for a democracy long before our present threats to freedom of the press.

Leonard Schein and Barbara Small

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Festivals and Awards

  • Nominee - Best Documentary, Cleveland International Film Festival 2019
  • Nominee - Best Narration, Critics' Choice Documentary Awards 2019
  • Nominee - Documentary Screenplay, Writers Guild of America, USA 2020

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DirectorOren Rudavsky
CastLiv Schreiber, Daniel Albert, Lauren Ambrose, Nicholson Baker, Rachel Brosnahan, Hugh Dancy
Runtime 84 min
Genre ,