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Join WXXI for a special FREE screening and discussion of Breaking the News, a film by Heather Courtney, Princess Hairston, Chelsea Hernandez, and Diane M Quon. Frustrated by the lack of representation in the media, a group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists launched The 19th*, a digital news startup whose work is guided by elevating the voices often left out of the American story.
Indie Lens Pop-Up presents this free screening:
On Monday, February 26 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
At The Little Theatre, Theatre 5
240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
The film will be followed by a panel discussion.
Moderator: Jasmin Singer is the host of WXXI’s Weekend Edition and Environmental Connections, as well as a guest host for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Connections.
Panelists include: Vanessa J. Cheek, vice president of social media and marketing for Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and communications manager for Rochester’s Police Accountability Board; and Arien Rozelle, M.S., APR, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communications St. John Fisher University; Brianna Milon, a Communications Specialist with Action for a Better Community and a media professional who has worked in both radio and TV news.
Watch the Trailer:
Learn More: Film Website
About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a community series that brings people together for film screenings and conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s INDEPENDENT LENS, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most. Learn more at pbs.org/indielenspopup
Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Acton Family Giving, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts. Stream anytime on the PBS App. For more visit pbs.org/independentlens.