Posts tagged "social media"

The Chicago Reporter is expanding its online footprint

The Chicago Reporter is expanding its online footprint
During the past four decades, The Chicago Reporter has impacted the lives of an untold number of people. Our analytical eye on the racial and economic disparities in the region prompted an $8.7 billion settlement for discriminatory lending practices, sparked legislation governing the quality of nursing homes and prompted the Chicago City Council to create an ordinance aimed at vacant buildings. Now our... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Section 8 vouchers and analyzing this month's news

On our last episode of the Barber Shop Show, we talked about our latest investigation into discrimination against Section 8 subsidized housing voucher holders in suburban Cook County. Joining us in the studio was a tenant who chose to remain anonymous in name, but agreed to talk on video about the triumphs and pitfalls of... Read more »

Digital town halls: An additional civic tool, or another barrier?

Digital town halls: An additional civic tool, or another barrier?
Plenty of politicians like to jaw about how much more accessible to constituents digital technology allows them to be, or how social media provide an avenue to reach a larger audience. There’s some truth to that–consider President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign–but there are also arguments that social media, when used as a political tool, can... Read more »
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