Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE: Terkel Awards May 13

The 26th Annual Studs Terkel Community Media Awards will take place online on Thursday, May 13, 2021--three days before what would have been Terkel’s 111th birthday! Nominations are open through March 31. Originally scheduled to happen in the fall of 2020 and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first time the awards will be held online. Save the date, and stay tuned for more details!

Recent events

Watch: State of the Public Narrative address 2/20/21

Watch: Together We Heal 2021 Virtual Summit

together we heal 2021 summit

Together We Heal is a racial healing initiative led by the City of Chicago's Office of Equity and Racial Justice. Click here to watch a replay of the Together We Heal 2021 Virtual Summit, held on January 29, 2021.

Watch: Candid Conversations series

The Together We Heal Initiative invites local healers, neighbors and faith leaders to talk about community-level healing in its four-part Candid Conversation series. These unmoderated virtual conversations encourage open and honest discussion about Chicago, healing, and racial equity. As invited guests, participants are asked to weigh in with peers on a series of questions exploring community, collective healing and its impact across our city.

Custom Trainings

Would your organization like to discuss the media and our democracy?

Public Narrative will lead an interactive discussion about fake news, social media and how you can tell the difference.

About Custom Workshops

In addition to our regularly scheduled workshops, Public Narrative offers a flexible and diverse range of custom workshops to nonprofits, news organizations, and individuals.
All our custom workshops are designed to meet your organization's specific needs.

Click here to download a brochure with more information about our custom workshops.

Past Clients:

Girl Scouts of AmericaHousing Forward, INN (Institute for Nonprofit News), the Morton Arboretum, Poynter InstituteStorycatchers Theatre, Univison, the Village of Niles, and many others.


To make our custom workshops a more affordable option for organizations of all sizes, we offer tiered pricing based on your budget. Rates include the session, call with client up to 2 hours, preparation of materials and a one hour follow up.

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