Past Awards

2022 Community Media Awards

2022 Community Media Awards

Click here to watch the playback of our 27th Annual Community Media Awards, which took place on Thursday, May 12.

  • Bob Black, Photojournalist, formerly Chicago Sun-Times & Chicago Defender
  • Maya Dukmasova, Senior Reporter, Injustice Watch
  • Jacqueline Serrato, Barrio Journalist & Editor-in-Chief, South Side Weekly
  • María Inés Zamudio, Reporter, WBEZ

The winner of the 2022 Uplifting Voices Award is:

  • Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, Chicago Urban Historian & CEO of Chicago Mahogany Tours

The winner of the 2022 Ripple Effect Award is:

  • Michelle Duster, Author, Professor and Public Historian

Thanks again to our 2022 Community Media Award sponsors, WBEZ and The Public Square. The YouTube playlist linked below also includes individual videos of the winners' speeches, along with introductions by past winners. Please watch and share!

2022 Awards sponsors