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    “All the President’s Men” is a story of two Washington Post journalist, who investigated the Watergate scandal. The journalist uncovered the story and presented the facts that eventually led to President Nixon’s resignation. The investigative reporting was effective in the Watergate scandal because journalist Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein focused on why there was a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in D.C, and why those who worked under Nixon attempted to cover-up their involvement. Woodward and Bernstein spent majority of their time organizing all of their information before publishing the final paper. They investigated different sources to gather information about the scandal. Both Woodward and Bernstein had allegations that the break-in was peculiar, but with no proof they did not have a story. Woodward and Bernstein looked into the legal knowledge of what limits they could stretch. Both writes were aware that the break-in was odd, but the two questions still remained; why did the break-in occur and why were Nixon’s administrators denying their involvement. The report was successful due to Woodward’s and Bernstein use of anonymous sources. One beneficial source was referred to as “Deep Throat”. Deep Throat…

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    Believe it or not, I was not terribly excited to see 1982’s “Sophie’s Choice” until only recently. It was a film I always planned on seeing, if only to see the titular choice that film lovers refer to when saying a decision is impossibly difficult, but I didn’t especially look forward to the experience. Then, I saw Alan J. Pakula’s “All the President’s Men.” I loved that movie, and was intrigued by his other efforts, thus increasing my excitement for this directorial outing. Couple that with a…

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    All the President’s Men, an investigative, nonfiction book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, details the investigation into the Watergate scandal of the 1970s caused by President Richard Nixon and his team. By detailing the investigation of a burglary, recounting the discovery of a high-profile scandal, and revealing the importance of both anonymous and credited sources, Woodward and Bernstein analyze the factors that were necessary in exposing President Nixon’s part in the Watergate scandal.…

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    All the President’s Men is a 1976 political motion picture directed by Alan J. Pakula. William Goldman wrote the screenplay for the film that is based on the 1974 book written by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward that is also named All the President’s Men (Perkins). In addition, the authors are the two journalists that handled the investigation of the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post. The film stars Robert Redford as Bob Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein. All the President’s…

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    January of 1969, Nixon began a series of campaigns that benefitted the United States’ foreign policy; he created solid relationships with China and the U.S.S.R.. However, President Nixon will forever be known as the only U.S. President to resign from office. All the President’s Men is written by the Pulitzer Prize winners for the investigation of “Watergate”: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The slippery slope to doom President Nixon began on June 17, 1972. The Democratic National Headquarters…

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    Respond to “All the President’s Men” The “All the President’s Men” is a political film that shows a couple of reporters investigating the Watergate scandal were five men break-in at the Democratic National Committee. The film approaches the scandal as an investigation made for the reporters that transform the film into a suspense movie. The calls, the meetings, the resources, and the effort that both reporters implemented to create the perfect story for the scandal was giving results and,…

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    In All the President’s Men, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were forced to make several ethical decisions because of the nature of the story they were investigating and reporting. Some of those ethical decisions can be justified, while some cannot. There were multiple instances in the movie where they either met or didn't meet the four ethical principles established by the SPJ Code of Ethics, those being: Seek Truth and Report it, Minimize Harm, Act Independently, and Be Accountable and…

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    All The President’s Men, directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, was released in 1976 as a political film based on the book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. It follows two journalists for The Washington Post in their investigation of the Watergate scandal. The film opens with the police discovering five burglars inside the Democratic National Committee located in the Watergate complex. The following morning, thinking that the story will be of little…

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    materials. Effectively, becomes unaccountable (Fenton 2012) and no longer search of truth and do not fulfill watchdog function. Lastly, for journalists to be objective and independent it is important that media industry is pluralistic, so the public have a variety of news from various media outlets driven by healthy competition. Nonetheless, never before has concentration of the media been so common. Although back in the days when All The President’s…

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    Hitchcock, All the President’s Men (1976) dir. Alan J. Pakula, and Spotlight (2015) dir. Tom McCarthy all emphasize different characteristics about journalists through their portrayals of investigative journalism, both in substances and style. These demonstrate the varying perceptions of journalism over time as well as in response to different situations. While many factors contribute to these differences, I believe the changes over time are primarily the result of the institutions faced and the…

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