Posts tagged "Laura Washington"

For SNAP recipients, coming policy changes could take them from bad to worse

For SNAP recipients, coming policy changes could take them from bad to worse
When more than 2 million SNAP recipients in Illinois have their Link card reloaded on Nov. 1, they may notice a difference. In particular, a difference in the amount of money on their card, which will be less. That’s because for the past four years, people depending on food assistance have been getting a temporary... Read more »

The Chicago Reporter awarded two grants to bolster data, immigration reporting

The Chicago Reporter awarded two grants to bolster data, immigration reporting
We’re excited to announce that The Chicago Reporter has won two grants that will bolster our data-driven reporting and will give us the tools necessary to look at immigration policy in Mexico. The first grant we won was for $5,000 from IRE Data Journalism Fund, sponsored by Google Idea, best known for applying technological solutions... Read more »

Chicago Reporter blogger Megan Cottrell wins Studs Terkel Award

Chicago Reporter blogger Megan Cottrell wins Studs Terkel Award
Few storytellers are as well-loved in Chicago as Studs Terkel. He shared the voices of regular working people and by doing so, wrote a history of the city of broad shoulders. It is with great pride that we announce The Chicago Reporter‘s blogger Megan Cottrell is the recipient of one of this year’s Studs Terkel... Read more »
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A look at The Chicago Reporter through the eyes of its publishers

"Racial peace and progress are more than moral ideals today. They are matters of profound self-interest to every person and institution in this community," wrote John McDermott, The Chicago Reporter's founder and first publisher, in the inaugural edition in 1972.
We are proud to bring you our special 40th anniversary edition of The Chicago Reporter. The city has changed a lot in the past four decades and we have been there, reporting on race and poverty in the city from the ground level.  The following are insights from our publishers who have guided and shaped... Read more »

Chicago's LGBT Hall of Fame honors publisher Laura Washington

Chicago's LGBT Hall of Fame honors publisher Laura Washington
Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame has inducted 12 new members, including our interim publisher Laura Washington, who was honored as a “Friend of the Community.” Washington was chosen for dedication to LGBT issues during her 29 years as a journalist, both at the Chicago Sun-Times and her many years at The Chicago Reporter. Also... Read more »

What's Up This Week: the Latino vote, CHA announcements and Black Friday walk-out

What's Up This Week: the Latino vote, CHA announcements and Black Friday walk-out
Behind the Numbers. We’ve heard a lot about the decisive Latino vote in this election but behind the numbers is a different story. We zoomed into Chicago and looked at the political struggles still facing Latino communities despite their gains in high-profile offices and majority ward status. Black Friday. Workers at Walmart stores across the... Read more »
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Kelly announces her departure and transition plan at The Chicago Reporter

Last week, Kimbriell Kelly, editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, announced her departure from the Reporter to join The Washington Post in November. Today, she laid out her transition plan for the Reporter. The following is her announcement: I’m excited to share with you a transition plan to ensure that the good work of... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Housing discrimination ordinance, social change films and your input on Chicago's budget

What's Up This Week: Housing discrimination ordinance, social change films and your input on Chicago's budget
Housing Discrimination. A proposed ordinance before the Cook County board would prevent landlords across the county from discriminating against low-income tenants who have housing vouchers. The Chicago Reporter investigates the ordinance, those who love it and those who don’t. Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. Now on the big screen: films that hope to change... Read more »

What's happening to black folks in the media?

There are so many talented minority reporters and editors. Some are out of work because of layoffs. Many of my friends have left the field because they couldn’t get hired or promoted at the newspapers, magazines or television stations they dreamed about as they sat in their j-school classes. There are plenty of talented black... Read more »
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