"Black in the Newsroom" is a 15-minute documentary film exploring the story of Elizabeth Montgomery, a talented journalist who lands her dream job in a major U.S. newsroom—but ends up fighting a deep-rooted system of harm.

"Black in the Newsroom" is a 15-minute documentary film exploring the story of Elizabeth Montgomery, a talented journalist who lands her dream job in a major U.S. newsroom—but ends up fighting a deep-rooted system of harm.

Upcoming Screenings

Faculty and scholars within the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania will host a private screening of ‘Black In the Newsroom’ on Nov. 15. Contact Antoine Haywood (antoine.haywood@asc.upenn.edu) for more information.

Black in the Newsroom is an official selection of the Peachtree Village International Film Festival which takes place Nov. 3-6 in at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency.

Created in 2006, PVIFF attracts 3,000+ people each year from around the world. Their motto is “It Takes A Village.” 

‘Black In the Newsroom’ will screen at 10:30 am on Sat., Nov. 5 along with many other exciting short films. 

Purchase your Early Bird tickets now.

The 21st Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) is October 10-23, 2022, happening virtually and in-person in Gwinnett County with award-winning content from an international group of creatives competing for awards! Learn More Get Tickets Now at umff.com.

Media 2070 will present a virtual screening of ‘Black In the Newsroom’ in partnership with  award-winning journalism instructor Allissa V. Richardson, founder of the new Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab.

“Black in the Newsroom” is an official selection of the 3rd Annual Detroit Black Film Festival! Join us for our screening on Sat., Sept. 24 at 12 noon at the The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Get your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-3rd-annual-detroit-black-film-festival-tickets-231346251867

Emancipation Arts invites the community to “Naming Names” – A Broader Discussion about  the trajectory of Black History in Arizona.

• Sat., Sept. 3, 2022 at 3–5 pm

• In-person at Phoenix Center for the Arts Theatre (3rd Street & Moreland in Phoenix, AZ)

• This event includes a screening of the documentary film short “Black in the Newsroom” followed by a presentation about the first Black woman to work for the Arizona Republic.

• Tickets available now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-in-the-newsroom-screening-naming-names-discussion-tickets-400461660607

Free Resources

Media 2070: An Invitation to Dream Up Media Reparations

This essay reveals the critical role that trafficking of enslaved Africans played in making our nation’s earliest media financially viable. The piece traces this history to the present day, when deregulation has resulted in very few Black owners of traditional media, and racist algorithms amplify the voices of white supremacists across online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The essay critiques corporate media’s ongoing lack of accountability or commitment to fundamental change while inviting readers to join Media 2070’s national conversation to help reconcile the history of media racism with the need to imagine and create the changes necessary to right these wrongs.

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