The new and critically acclaimed cinematic drama Spotlight tells the story of the team of investigative journalists that exposed the Catholic Church’s cover-up of more than 70 child-abusing priests in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2002. It is one of the few movies in recent memory in which we see the press portrayed in a positive light. Even in the most acclaimed of films that show journalists at their most charismatic, they are still cast as acutely imperfect people (which is not an inaccurate charge!). Take the celebrated La Dolce Vita (1960), in which celebrity gossip columnist Marcello Rubini embodies self-indulgence, excess, and emotional rootlessness. In 2046, the 2004 sequel to the Hong Kong cinema classic In the Mood for Love (2000), news writer Chow Wo-man changes from a gentleman refusing to cheat on his unfaithful wife into a promiscuous and emotionally abusive hack.