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      Breaking the News

      2023 1h 39m Documentary LGBTQ+ List
      89% Tomatometer 9 Reviews Frustrated by the dearth of women and people of color in the media, as well as all the white men dominating newsrooms, in 2020 a motivated group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists banded together to buck the status quo and launch The 19th* News. Based in Austin, Texas, the digital news start-up is named after the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote, but with an asterisk to acknowledge the Black women and women of color who were omitted. The 19th*'s work is guided by the asterisk--asking who is overlooked in the story and how they can be included. Read More Read Less

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      Steve Erickson Gay City News The story of the 19th* is enticing enough to demonstrate its value and make a case for a follow-up after this fall’s election. Feb 13, 2024 Full Review Richard Schertzer Battle Royale With Cheese This documentary does more harm than good as it seems to divide the American people than unite them because when you consistently highlight race, gender, sexual orientation and identity... Jan 20, 2024 Full Review Valerie Kalfrin AWFJ.org a fascinating watch. ... an absorbing look at walking the talk. Jul 8, 2023 Full Review John Fink The Film Stage Breaking the News is an immersive, crowd-pleasing, candid portrait of a start-up experiencing growing pains, roadblocks, and ultimately success in changing the paradigm and business model for news. Rated: B Jun 29, 2023 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix Breaking the News is a smart and incisive look at the origins and growing pains of The 19th* as a groundbreaking female-centric news media outlet. This documentary is honest about showing that some women have more privilege than others in battling sexism. Jun 22, 2023 Full Review Christopher Llewellyn Reed Hammer to Nail Good journalism just might save the world. Jun 14, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Cast & Crew

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Frustrated by the dearth of women and people of color in the media, as well as all the white men dominating newsrooms, in 2020 a motivated group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists banded together to buck the status quo and launch The 19th* News. Based in Austin, Texas, the digital news start-up is named after the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote, but with an asterisk to acknowledge the Black women and women of color who were omitted. The 19th*'s work is guided by the asterisk--asking who is overlooked in the story and how they can be included.
      Director
      Heather Courtney, Chelsea Hernandez, Princess A. Hairston
      Producer
      Diane Moy Quon, Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, Chelsea Hernandez
      Screenwriter
      Jamie Boyle
      Production Co
      Chicken & Egg Pictures
      Genre
      Documentary, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 39m