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Headline Hunters

Headline Hunters

| 11 min

This short film from 1945 demonstrates how broadcasters and journalists relayed war news back to Canada. It includes glimpses of the complex organization behind them - the military PR directors, the censors, dispatch riders, engineers and the Canadian Press and British United Press offices.


Credits
  • producer
    Alan Field
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene
    Tommy Tweed

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Education

Ages 15 to 17

History - World War II
Media Education - Journalism/News

Interesting supplement to the history of World War II. Discuss the importance of the various war correspondents (journalists, cameramen and dispatch riders) to the war effort in providing the world with news on progress of the war in Europe. Note the dangers faced by these individuals. Have students comment on the many changes that have taken place in war reporting since this film was made.

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