Narratives can make change

"It's about creating a public ready to receive those stories and then together act on what they have learned." ~ Daniel Ash, Chicago Community Trust

Studs Terkel Awards

Louis B. “Studs” Terkel was our patron saint from the founding of the organization in 1989, until he died in 2008. Join us this year to honor our class of 2016 winners.

Our new narrative

We believe in open dialogue, respectful discourse and the idea that power benefits from inclusion, rather than exclusion. We believe in not being silent even if the discussion is difficult.

An ethnic media success story

Magda Panetlis runs the Polish Daily News. She talks about the impact Public Narrative’s ethnic and community media project had on revitalizing her news organization.