05/02/2013 11:18 am ET

Hollywood's Utter Failure To Accurately Portray Female Journalists


Journalism is one of the few jobs Hollywood has always let women do.

Since the start of the talkies all the way through today, "female journalist" has been a classic archetype in film and television. But whereas being a female reporter was once synonymous with tenacity, superior intellect, and wit, today's fictional female reporter serves as shorthand for new media reporter/blogger: young, naïve, and morally bankrupt.

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