Global Journalist: A Romanian sports reporter tackles his country's oligarchs
Tol-on-tan! Tol-on-tan!More satisfying, perhaps, than a Pulitzer Prize
was the tribute paid to Catalin Tolontan
by a crowd of people chanting his name during a street protest. They were celebrating the Romanian journalist's role in exposing the oligarchs whose greed killed dozens of people.It's a scene from one of this year's True/False
documentaries about a remarkable act of journalism and civic courage.In this week's edition of Global Journalist, we meet the movie director and his subject and talk to several Missouri School of Journalism
professors about the function and future of investigative journalism.
How a sports reporter came to unravel the of Romania's oligarchs is the subject of Collective
, a newly released documentary that MU's Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
sponsored at the 2020 True/False film festival. In a show featuring the journalist, Tolontan, the movie's director, Alexander Nanau, and Professors Damon Kiesow and Mark Horvit, Missouri School of Journalism students consider the importance of investigative journalism in a civil society.
With producers Kassidy Arena, Minna Tan, Tawnie Wilson, and Samantha Waigand