Stripped for Parts: American Journalism on the Brink


The Main 1 Tue, Apr 16 7:00 PM
The Main 2 Thu, Apr 18 12:10 PM
Film Info
Guest Attending:YES
Festival Programs:Documentaries
Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2023
Runtime:100 min
Print Source:Kovno Communciations
Guest Attending
Director:Rick Goldsmith
Producer:Rick Goldsmith
Lauren Kawana


Director Rick Goldsmith Attending April 16

Following the April 16 screening there will be a conversation with the film's director Rick Goldsmith and Star Tribune Managing Editor Suki Dardarian. Joining Rick and Suki will be Jeff Freeland Nelson from the Glen Nelson Center and Kirsten Swanson, investigative reporter and anchor for KSTP (as well as the incoming president of the Society for Professional Journalists).

Alden Global Capital is a hedge fund whose goal is to buy up newspapers around the country and tear them apart. This seems to go against common business sense, until journalist Julie Reynolds investigates, and her findings galvanized reporters everywhere.

Stripped for Parts: American Journalism on the Brink is the story of one secretive hedge fund that is plundering America’s newspapers and the journalists who are fighting back. Investigative reporter Julie Reynolds, Denver Post editorialist Chuck Plunkett and a handful of others, backed by the NewsGuild union, go toe-to-toe with the faceless Alden Global Capital in a battle to save and rebuild local journalism across America. Who will control the future of America’s news ecosystem: Wall Street billionaires concerned only with profit, or those who see journalism as an essential public service and the lifeblood of our democracy?