Reel Journalism with Nick Clooney: “State of Play”


Nick Clooney with NBC Anchor Brian Williams/Photo By Rachel Levitin

The evolution of media is a hot conversation and what better way to nip that conversation in the butt than actually talking about the daily changes in how people write, gather, and read the news.

Nick Clooney hosts the final installment of his Reel Journalism series at the Newseum this coming Monday, June 14 with guests David Gregory and Betsy Fischer of NBC’s “Meet The Press” to discuss these changes.

State of Play” (2009) is Clooney’s film of choice for the discussion focusing around the plight two fictional journalists face while attempting to cover a murder case. Character and traditional print journalist Cal McCaffrey (portrayed by Russell Crowe) utilizes police contacts to obtain details for his story while new media blogger Della Fry (portrayed by Rachel McAdams) takes to blogging the facts for wide-spred dissemnination of news pertaining to the case.

Tickets are still available for $25, $20 if you’re a Newseum Member.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show at the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater located inside the Newseum.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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