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Tabloid Wars 1 Season 2006

Season 1
(1) IMDb 7.7/10

1. Episode 1 TV-PG CC

Bravo's original series debut of "Tabloid Wars" kicks off with two major cover stories.

Runtime:
46 minutes
Original air date:
July 24, 2006

Available to watch on supported devices.

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Season year 2006
Network Bravo
Producers James Deutch
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul R. Chimera on August 21, 2009
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Shakespeare said it: "Brevity is the soul of wit." I'm not sure how witty I'll be, but I will be brief. In a word, Tabloid Wars is PRACTICAL.

And, in two words, it's FAST MOVING. Put those together and you've got a spot-on winner. So good, in my view, that I've used segments of the series in journalism and media-writing courses I teach at Daemen College in Buffalo, N.Y.

Tabloid Wars takes it to the street. We don't merely hear some professor talk theory and throw in a drib of pragmatism here and a drab of it there. Instead, this Bravo series is all about practical application: how to take the fundamentals a student journalist might have learned in college and apply them in the real world.

Against the backdrop of a high-energy melding of videography, appropriately added sound effects and eye-catching graphics, we see reporters, editors, photographers and other journalists tracking down story leads, developing sources, interviewing, taking notes, shooting photos, working their beats -- in short, boots-on-the-ground reporting that may sadly be on its way out these days, as bloggers and the move to digital "journalism" may be compromising traditional levels of in-depth or at least primary-source news gathering.

The documentary spans all manner of stories. From serious and even grim accounts of murder and mayhem -- the shooting of a cop; the crash of a helicopter; the collapse of a building with a baby trapped below -- to a reporter who chats with a couple who tied the knot under water, and a husband and wife gossip columnist team who bring two uniquely different approaches to a most interesting way of making a living!
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