Stripped for Parts is the story of one secretive hedge fund that is plundering what is left of America’s newspapers and the journalists who are fighting back.
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“What to Do About Hedge Funds in Journalism?” is a panel discussion and documentary film fundraiser that addresses the question: What can we do when billionaires with no background nor interest in a civic mission, who are only concerned with profiteering, take over our most influential news organizations?
That question is at the center of Rick Goldsmith’s film-in-progress, Stripped for Parts: American Journalism at the Crossroads, the story of a secretive hedge fund that is plundering what is left of America’s newspapers, and the journalists who are fighting back.
The panelists for our discussion include Stripped for Parts’ director Rick Goldsmith, a two-time Academy-Award-nominated filmmaker; two journalists, Julie Reynolds and Chuck Plunkett, who play outsized roles in our story; and Robert McChesney, the founder of the media reform organization Free Press. The panel will be moderated by Dan Brekke, KQED (SF) News reporter and editor.
We invite you to join us on April 14, for what promises to be an important and compelling discussion about local journalism in peril, and to contribute what you can to help bring this film to completion.
Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw has teamed up with the NBA and The Jed Foundation to share Chamique’s story and her mental health experiences for #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth and beyond!
Check it out: cares.nba.com/chamique-holdsclaw/
Chamique’s courage to speak out is an inspiration and a reminder not to struggle alone, but to heal and grow together. #MentalHealthMatters #YouMatter #EndStigma
Mind/Game tells the compelling story of basketball phenom Chamique Holdsclaw, the “female Michael Jordan,” from her rise to WNBA stardom to her struggle with mental illness and the strength she called on to speak out about it.