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CABJ Hosts Screening and Discussion of Award-Winning Film, Black in the Newsroom



Denver, CO - The Colorado Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) is pleased to invite the public to a free screening and discussion of the award-winning film, Black in the Newsroom. The event will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 6pm MT at the KUVO Public Radio Station, located at 2101 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO 80205.


Black in the Newsroom is a thought-provoking film that explores the experiences of Black journalists in the news industry. The 15-minute documentary follows journalist Elizabeth Montgomery's journey navigating racism in the newsroom as she struggles to make ends meet while publishing top stories for a major news outlet. The film sheds light on systemic racism prevalent in the media industry and the legacy of harm it has created through both Elizabeth’s eyes and feature interviews with noted academics and media experts. Black in the Newsroom has been featured at major film festivals across the nation and has sparked a vital conversation about repair and accountability in the media.


“Colorado Association of Black Journalists members are often asked ‘why aren’t there more Black journalists in Colorado?’ While there isn’t a singular answer to this question, we know that newsroom experiences and non-inclusive environments have some of the greatest impacts on the retention of Black journalists,” explained CABJ President Micah Smith. “We are looking forward to exploring this topic through the lens of the Black in the Newsroom documentary. We also look forward to continuing the conversation with Black journalists who continue fighting to be a part of the industry they love here in Colorado.


Light appetizers will be served and the event is open to the public. Local media is invited to cover the event and learn more about how to support efforts to acknowledge and redress the media system’s history of harm.


For more information about the event, please contact CABJ at coblackjournalists@gmail.com & visit https://blackinthenewsroom.com/.


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