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Curtis Black, Newstips blogger
Newstips is a grassroots news service providing journalists with stories and sources from Chicago-area nonprofits and community organizations. Journalists can receive Newstips via email or subscribe to this RSS feed. Nonprofits can submit their press releases by emailing Curtis at Visit the Blog | Subscribe to the Blog

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

Staff Broadcast Shows

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

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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 […]The post So, Your Boss Wants to

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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 […]

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  • Covering Ferguson up close August 20, 2014
        In times of tragedy, we search for news we trust: news that tells us what’s happening and what it means to us . In Ferguson, Mo. journalists from everywhere are trying to give us this news. But there is a difference in the news that comes from the people who live up front […]

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