Headlines from our latest newsletter

Together, Apart is our new zine for youth, offering virtual options, tips and advice while social distancing. Designed and illustrated by Vitaliy Vladimirov, researched and coordinated by Aja Beckham.
  • Announcing Uplifting Voices, a series of conversations through which we will lift up the voices and needs of the community to candidates, local policy makers, and members of the media. Thanks to Elevate Energy for sponsoring our first series of conversations!
  • We made a zine! Together, Apart is a zine for youth offering virtual options, tips and advice while social distancing.
  • Blog editor Mareva Lindo posted two new editions of the Voices of Our Time series, on past Terkel winners: one featuring writer and producer Dave Hoekstra (CMA 2013), and another with journalist and professor Teresa Puente (CMA 2000).
  • FREE WEBINAR: On May 27, 2020, 12-1 p.m., we’re offering “People, Pegs & Pitches: Leveraging your social media strategy amid social distancing.” Register here.
  • #SaveChicagoMedia: Help local, independent media survive this crisis by donating to the Chicago Independent Media Alliance. Donate here.
  • Nominate a journalist: Click here to nominate a community-oriented Chicago journalist for this year’s Studs Terkel Community Media Awards–and hurry! Nominations are due by May 31st.

“Democracy is in peril if we don’t support quality journalism.”

Hear more from Teresa Puente in our recent blog post