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For entertaining evenings and crash courses in the evolution of modern journalism, don't miss these Media Movie Series, Presented with NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. All screenings take place at 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd Streets).

Register ASAP at www.cencom.org. You can also e-mail info@cencom.org or call 212.686.5005.

Newspapers: Pages from the Past

Monday, September 26

5:00 to 6:30 pm, Deadline - U.S.A. (1952). Considered by many as one of the best newspaper movies ever made, this hard-hitting, gritty film follows the crusading editor of a big city newspaper as he struggles to keep it from going under. Murder! Corruption! Bogart! Don't miss it.

6:30 to 8:30 pm, The Paper (1994). A highly entertaining journalism thriller from director Ron Howard, this action-packed snapshot of 24 hours inside a New York City tabloid stars Michael Keaton as the harried metro editor on the brink of losing everything. With Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei, and Glenn Close in a deliciously over-the-top performance.

Panel follows, 8:30 to 9:30 pm

Pete Hamill, author, Tabloid City, Snow in August, A Drinking Life

Moderator: Michael Riedel, New York Post

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Wednesday, September 28

4:30 to 6:30 pm, Network (1976). This brilliant and biting satire from Sidney Lumet rings more true with every passing day. The film won Oscars for screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, and actors Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch, who gives the performance of a lifetime for his iconic "mad as hell" portrayal of an embittered news anchor whose life and ratings are in freefall.

6:45 to 8:30 pm, Sweet Smell of Success (1957). Lean, mean and impossibly cynical, this masterpiece grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Burt Lancaster gives a chilling performance as a classier, more cultivated version of Walter Winchell, the most powerful and reviled journalist and broadcaster in the heyday of radio.

Panel follows, 8:30 to 9:30 pm

Larry Hackett, Managing Editor, People

Moderator: Michael Riedel, New York Post

Reporting News in the 21st Century

Friday, September 30

6:30 to 9:00 pm, Page One: Inside The New York Times (2011). Filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven; Eat This New York) spent a year inside the NY Times shooting the newsroom and capturing the inner workings of the Media Desk as the paper struggles to stay profitable in the wake of the digital revolution. Reporters Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the irascible David Carr provide the drama as they tackle 20th century problems and try to keep apace of constant transformations as the Internet surpasses print as our main source of news.

Andrew Rossi, Director, Page One: Inside The New York Times

William McGowan, Author, Gray Lady Down

Moderator: Michael Riedel, New York Post