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Mar 28 2024


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Stripped for Parts: American Journalism on the Brink

Over the past two decades, local newspapers have endured a significant downturn in readership and witnessed the collapse of their ad-supported business model. However, this narrative only scratches the surface. Private equity firms and hedge funds have purchased publications across the country seeking substantial profits at the expense of decimating newsrooms and undermining the foundations of democracy.

As we navigate through a critical time for journalism and democracy, Stripped for Parts: American Journalism on the Brink exposes the heart-wrenching consequences of capitalist greed in an industry looking for relevance and reinvention. This documentary film not only spotlights the battles between Wall Street “vulture capitalists” and those devoted to community well-being, but also underscores the indispensable role of journalism in our democratic system.

The screening of the film will be followed by a conversation with director Rick Goldsmith led by Juan Manuel Benítez, Philip S. Balboni Professor of Local Journalism.

RSVP Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stripped-for-parts-american-journalism-on-the-brink-tickets-859042087007?aff=oddtdtcreator

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Columbia Journalism School, World Room, 3rd Floor, Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Event Contact Information:
Mindy Myers