Covering Chicago

Welcome our new journalism fellow, Mirkica Popovik. 

After spending the last five years as a foreign correspondent in Macedonia covering Greece, she is here in Chicago, trying to get a better understanding of American journalism and covering communities. She’ll be in the newsrooms and reporting on her experience.

Her expedition here in Chicago is part of the Macedonian Media Leaders Program. The program, which started last year, is meant to “help strengthen the media sector in Macedonia through the professional development of journalists,” as it says on the IREX website.

It’s a program organized by the US Embassy in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, and IREX, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.

You can read her full story here.

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our Communities

Community Media Workshop recently hosted a news briefing for ethnic media organizations on spotting and avoiding scams in our communities in partnership with New America Media and the Federal Trade Commission.

Consumer fraud is an enormous problem in our communities nation-wide, one that is particularly harmful for and prevalent in communities of recent immigrants.

A round table discussion followed introductory remarks by the panelists. Afterward, journalists had the opportunity to meet with and interview the panelists and over a dozen community organizations and advocacy groups. We look forward to seeing their coverage of this critical issue.

Read more about the event, access our source list and read an article about the event here.

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  • Telling people’s stories, an ethnic media success September 2, 2015
        By Stephen Franklin Community Media Workshop   A 3-year-old child died on a plane from Chicago to Poland. This, Magdalena Pantelis instantly knew, was a story her readers would care about. But she needed more detail to write about it for the Polish Daily News, the nation’s oldest daily newspaper in Polish, founded Jan. […]

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