is a documentary film
that is regularly released in a public presentation place containing filmed news
This form of film was a staple of the typical North American cinema programming schedule from the silent era until the 1960s when television news broadcasting completely supplanted its role.
The most easily viewable example of a typical newsreel story is in the film Citizen Kane, which includes a fictional newsreel that summarizes the life of the title character.
The most famous newsreel series included:
- March of Time
- Movietone News