Breaking the News - Film and Talk

Thu, Mar 07, 2024 - 06:00 PM — Thu, Mar 07, 2024 - 08:30 PM
Admission Fee
Event Address
City College of NY
Phone Number
212 947-9277x16
Event Location
Shepard Hall Room 291
Event Details
Banner for Breaking the News

Who decides which stories get told? A scrappy group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists buck the white male-dominated status quo, banding together to launch The 19th*, a digital news startup aiming to combat misinformation, asking who has been omitted from mainstream coverage and how they can be included.

A story of an America in flux, and the voices often left out of the narrative, the documentary Breaking the News shows change doesn’t come easy.

Join us for this film, and hear from one of the directors, filmmaker/DP and Emmy nominated editor, Princess A. Hairston about the making of the film. She will be joined in conversation with CCNY journalism student, Elizabeth Reich.

Presented by Third World Newsreel, the Documentary Forum at CCNY, the Journalism Program and the LGBTQ+ Student Center at CCNY. An Indie Lens Pop-up event.

Light refreshments will be served. #1 to 137th St, ABCD to 145th Street (shuttle bus@ 15 min) Room 291 Shepard Hall. Building and room are wheelchair accessible. ASL and CART transcription for the talk. Questions to

What is The 19th?- an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. A century ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution made voting a right regardless of gender- but excluded millions of women, particularly women of color, from the ballot box for generations. Women and LGBTQ+ people are underrepresented in politics, policy journalism and in newsroom leadership, which influences what stories are told, how the news is covered and whose voices are elevated. The 19*th was formed to address this.

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