Upcoming Trainings and Events

News Forum on Race, Ethnicity and Coverage

Dec. 2, 2014

With Niala Boodhoo, WBEZ – Chicago Public Media; Alejandro Escalona, Telemundo Chicago; Darryl Holliday, DNAinfo Chicago; Teresa Puente, Columbia College Chicago; and Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, Chicago Sun-Times

Join us for a lively discussion of the state of journalism in Chicago today, focusing on how a lack of diversity in newsrooms affects their ability to tell Chicago’s stories. What are your responsibilities as a journalist? What stories are we missing? What does the future look like and how can we influence it?

Refreshments will be served. Thank you to the Newspaper Guild of the Communications Workers of America and the National Association of Black Journalists for sponsoring this event. Please register here.

Reporting Back: Perspectives on Violence in Chicago Communities

Dec. 10, 2014

With Susy Schultz, president of the Community Media Workshop; Jim Kirk,editor-in-chief and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times; and Alison Scholly, chief operating officer for Chicago Public Media.

How can community issues be fairly represented in the media? What is missing in reporting about Chicago? We invite you to a conversation with top media leaders and stakeholders following a screening of “Ricochet: Life in a City under Siege from Guns,” the MSNBC online series about gun violence in Chicago directed by journalist and the Workshop’s director of community and ethnic media, Stephen Franklin, and Medill School of Journalism professor, Craig Duff.

The evening kicks off a three-month reporting project partnering journalists with community residents to produce multimedia stories on key community issues in Chicago.

Refreshments will be served. Thank you to Illinois Humanities Council for co-sponsoring this event and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation for making this event possible in part. Please register here.

Telling the Story of History

How does the past live within us and influence our current actions?  Who determines how nations remember painful pasts? 

Join us for an engaging dialogue with renowned scholars Hugo Rojas Corral, Dr. Francesca Lessa, and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein that will use Chile’s grappling with historical memory and indifference 40 years after the Pinochet coup to consider these issues here in the United States and in other countries.

When: May 20, 2014

  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. Refreshment
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. Introduction by Susy Schultz, Community Media Workshop; panel discussion; presentation of Jon Lowenstein’s photographs; and audience Q&A.

Where: 33 E. Congress, Rm. 219

What:  A panel discussion on how memory shapes history.  Photographs of Chile’s past, present and future by award-winning photographer Jon Lowenstein, co-owner of NOOR, will be shown, too.


Hugo Rojas Coral, Professor of Sociology of Law, University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile.

Dr. Francesca Lessa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Transitional Justice & Human Rights

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Lecturer Columbia College, Fulbright Scholar, 2013.

Jon Lowenstein, Photographer






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