As part of a screening of the 2018 documentary “Dark Money,” Knock editor/executive editor Andrew Phillips was joined by John Adams – a Door County native and the editor-in-chief of Montana Free Press – for a conversation about the present-day status of the issues portrayed in the film, as well as the rise of nonprofit news organizations and the importance of reader-supported, public service journalism.

Adams’s work was featured in the film, which portrays the aftermath of the Citizens United ruling. Since the film’s release, the issues surrounding nondisclosure of political contributions have only gotten more complex. After leaving print journalism, Adams has been among the pioneers in the rapid growth of nonprofit news.

The event, put on by Door Community Auditorium and held at the Skyway Drive-In Theatre on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, also included a screening of the Door County-based film “June Falling Down.”

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