Breaking the News

Breaking the News (99 min.) 
Filmmakers: Heather Courtney, Princess Hairston, Chelsea Hernandez

Go behind the scenes at The 19th*, a digital news start-up led by a scrappy group of fearless women and LGBTQ+ journalists to buck status quo reporting by asking “who is omitted from the story and how can they be included?”

Honest discussions around race and gender equity reveal that change doesn’t come easily, and their newsroom must confront these challenges both in the workplace and in its reporting. Breaking the News is about more than one newsroom. It’s about a country in flux and the voices often left out of the American story.