Wednesday whimsy: Journalism circa 1940

I like to show a clip of this 1940 career film when I start my class unit on the challenges facing modern journalism.  (Although this copy is drawn from YouTube, the original comes from the superb Prelinger Archives.)

Of course, while the video is charmingly nostalgic and analog, it is also disturbingly simplistic and exclusionary. Both of these qualities make it a useful conversation-starter in the classroom.