Documentary screening: Black in the Newsroom by Media 2070

Join the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University’s Presentation Hall for a screening of Black in the Newsroom, the Media 2070 project’s new documentary.

The program takes place tomorrow, February 16, 2023, beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST at Presentation Hall, School of Communication and Media Building 1 Normal Ave. Presentation Hall, SCM Building Montclair, NJ 07043.

Register here.

This 15-minute documentary follows the journey of a talented young journalist who finds herself unfairly targeted and underpaid while fighting to tell Black stories in a major Arizona newsroom. The film seeks to start a conversation about how the media industry treats Black journalists and the implications for the broader community.

After the screening, we’ll host a panel discussion with one of the filmmakers and a group of journalists including:

We’ll talk about issues including pay equity for journalists of color, harms perpetuated by the U.S. media system, and how we envision this system can atone for those injustices and move us to a more just and representative one.

To learn more about this film, visit or Media 2070.

You can also watch a trailer of the film below.

Event agenda:

  • 5:00 pm: Welcome, light food and refreshments
  • 5:45 pm: Screening begins
  • 6:00 pm: Panel discussion
  • 7:00 pm: Event ends

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