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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  • 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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