NYC Premiere

Breaking the News premiered in NYC on the night of Thursday, November 30th at the Future Project in Union Square and we couldn't be more excited by how it was received! The screening was followed by a Q&A with a panel of journalists and educators. The audience asked thought-provoking questions about everything from journalism's business model …

Should the News Media State their Biases?

A lot has changed over the course of making this documentary -- our physical location, Rachel’s enthusiasm towards becoming a journalist, and the number of tripods we’ve broken (two) -- just to name a few. One aspect that has remained constant, however, is interviewees’ desire to talk about bias in the news media. Most of …

POLITICO: A Business Model that Works

If office snack quality is any indication of financial success, than you could say POLITICO knows what it's doing when it comes to establishing a sustainable business model. But wait, isn't journalism's business model at the root of our collective journalistic woes? Ordinarily, yes. But in sitting down with POLITICO's VP of Audience Solutions, Cally …

Hi, do you have a minute?

  Turns out, people rarely have “a minute” to be harassed by random college students about their views on the news media. Considering our own reactions in the past when we were stopped by canvassers and their ilk: Sorry, I’m in a rush! Or: Sorry, I’m just a broke college student! Or: *stares at the …

Behind the Scenes of the Philadelphia Daily News Article Defending Bill Cosby

When we told Sammi’s family in Philly that we were headed to the Philadelphia Inquirer the following morning, their immediate response was a sarcastic, “oh, so you’re not going straight to the Daily News?” Seeing our confused expressions, they continued: “They just released an article defending Bill Cosby.” This can’t be good.   Her family went …

How To Feel Like a Filmmaking Imposter

If you want to feel like you're impersonating a documentarian, you should start off by choosing a topic that everyone seems to have an opinion about. You should go to a journalism school with hundreds of other students who are gaining the same skill set and have the same interests as you. And you should definitely compare your work …