Venneikia Williams, campaign manager for Media 2070, spoke with The Hollywood Times about Media 2070’s mission of fostering a path toward reparations and how their award-winning film, Black in the Newsroom, highlights the challenges Black journalists face in a racist media system that fails to support, empower, and appreciate their work.
"Media isn’t just something that came out from nothing, within Elizabeth Montgomery’s story, we can see its rules and biases, said Williams. “When she worked at the Arizona newspaper, she wasn’t being fully seen and acknowledged. Within her story, what we hear so often is that other journalists have also felt like they were just a number within their newsrooms. Even though their stories are doing numbers, getting clicks, on top of them being good writers and storytellers they’re still under appreciated and underpaid. We wanted to show her struggles and her strength through it all.”
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