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Read our latest story on, a website which offers briefing papers and source lists to journalists visiting Chicago for the NATO Summit who are interested in connecting with local stories.

Chicago was not exactly an academic hothouse in 1890, though it was a place of wonderment to much of the world, having grown from a muddy frontier outpost of 30,000 souls in 1850 to a bustling metropolis of 1.1 million four decades years later. Its streets were lined with the world’s first skyscrapers. Its raucous sidewalks were filled with dreamers, visionaries, opportunists, and fast-buck artists from all corners of the globe. Though quiet, scholarly and pious, Harper fit right in this boisterous scene, with his outsized ambition and determination to found a great institution.

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Introducing a new website to provide story leads and sources on Chicago for local and international journalists!

The Workshop is proud to announce its new website – – a resource created to provide story leads and sources lists for NATO visitors as well as Chicago’s own story seekers. This collection of briefing papers and source lists aims to connect visiting reporters (and locals) to high impact stories on Chicago’s most complex issues.


New 2012 Media Guide sample pages available for free download

The 2012 Media Event Quick Contact sheet and other sample pages from the 2012 Getting On Air, Online & Into Print media guide are now available. Download the resources on our media guide page or read more on our NPCommunicator blog.






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