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The films Good Night, and Good Luck and Capote — in different ways — provide significant insight about the world of journalism. If that sort of thing interests you, News Hits recommends a visit to the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Web site, where you can find a series of profiles that reveal how reporters went about getting particular stories — all of which are award winners. Among those featured is one by Ann Mullen, a former MT staffer who talks about her story “Confessions and recantations,” and the work that went into nailing that sucker down. It makes for an interesting read so, as drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs likes to say, check it out. You can find it at aan.org.

News Hits is edited by Curt Guyette. Contact the column at 313-202-8004 or NewsHits@metrotimes.com

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