Thank you to everyone who came to the 2016 Studs Terkel Community Media Awards.

This year, the class of 2016 Terkel winners — four amazing journalists and one phenomenal philanthropist — are five people who have made it their mission to give voice to the voiceless. We celebrate: Lolly Bowean of the Chicago Tribune; Sarah Karp and Richard Steele of Chicago Public Media, WBEZ; Aurie Pennick of The Field Foundation of Illinois and the late Cecilia Vaisman, a producer for NPR and assistant professor Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. See their videos and profiles here.


Recapture the night with these photos taken by Stacy Rupulo.

See the full event courtesy of CAN-TV

Wanted to be there but couldn’t make it? Please feel free to donate. Any amount allows you to support our work and the idea that democracy thrives when there are diverse voices in the news.

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