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Steve Franklin, Chicago is the World blogger
Steve Franklin is an award-winning journalist and former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He covered the Middle East for the Tribune as a bureau chief and on numerous assignments in the region. He has also reported from Central and Latin America. Besides the Tribune, he worked for the Detroit Free Press, the Philadelphia Bulletin, the Miami Herald, and the Washington Daily News. He was a runner-up for the Pulitzer prize, and a series of his articles were among the top investigative stories cited by the Society of Business Editors and Writers in 2007. Steve Franklin also works with the Community Media Workshop on outreach to and support for Chicago’s 300 print, broadcast, and on-line ethnic news outlets. He has trained Egyptian journalists for the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and for the Cairo-based Media Development Program. Visit the Blog | Subscribe to the Blog

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Community Media & You (Archive)
With host Thom Clark in Partnership with CAN TV21
Behind the scenes in Chicago’s neighborhoods and news–local media and civic action. Thom Clark, CMW President, hosts lively discussions with well-respected Chicago journalists and community leaders.CAN TV provides coverage of events relevant to the local community and gives every Chicagoan a voice on cable television by providing video training, facilities, equipment, and channel time for Chicago residents and nonprofit groups. CAN TV’s five local, noncommercial cable channels, CAN TV19, 21, 27, 36 and 42, reach more than one million viewers in the city of Chicago.For more information about CAN TV and other local Chicago programming, visit its website at www.cantv.org.

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City Voices (Archive)
“City Voices” is a public affairs radio show that had been broadcast weekly on WNUA, 95.5 FM since January 1995 up until the June 2009. Partners included the Chicago Reporter and Catalyst both published by the Community Renewal Society.

“City Voices” by Community Media Workshop was hosted by Thom Clark and broadcasted at 6:30am every Sunday on WNUA, 95.5.

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    Well, here’s a little Facebook 101 to get them started. Long gone are the days when Facebook was solely for personal use to keep in touch with classmates, friends and family. Now, many nonprofits, brands, and small businesses are using Facebook’s platform to reach their audience. Here at the Workshop, Facebook is a tool we […]

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  • Low Wage Workers Forum, TONIGHT 2/11, 6 p.m. February 11, 2014
    The surge of groups speaking today for low wage workers is unprecedented in Chicago. What do they want? Who are they? What’s likely to happen? Tonight – Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. these workers, the groups that represent them, and the community organizations and others that are standing behind them will meet to discuss […]

RSS Chicago is the World

  • A dance at night in Hermosa September 30, 2014
    It’s nearly night-time and the street is quiet. Business is good in the taqueria across the street, but there’s nobody in the panaderia. The day’s goods are sold. Working class Hermosa readies for the end of the day. Hermosa is the neighborhood where Puerto Ricans have gathered anew. They’ve moved out from Humboldt Park, leaving […]

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