Thank you for joining us at the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards

A big thank you to those who could join us last night at our annual Studs Terkel Community Media Awards Benefit. We had a wonderful time celebrating community voices in the media with you.

Even if you couldn’t join us, we here at the Workshop appreciate your support. It’s because of you that we continue to do our work connecting the community and the media.

We’re currently compiling the memories we made last night, so stay tuned as we post pictures and videos across our social networks.

Until then, check out some pictures and tweets with some highlights from the night below!

Congratulations Terkel Scholarship Winner, Katie Kather

The Workshop is proud to announce Katie Kather, recent graduate of the Masters of Journalism program at Columbia College, Chicago, as the winner of the 2014 Studs Terkel Scholarship.

“I decided to go into journalism because I really wanted to tell people’s stories,” she told the Workshop. Her winning project, an audio documentary and photo slideshow, told the story of Austin neighborhood residents in their own words.

Kather regrets she did not know Studs before his passing in 2008, but recognizes his impact on community journalism. “A lot of my influence came from other journalists with “Terkelian” ideals, like [2014 Community Media Award Winner] Steve Bogira.”

Congratulations, Katie. We’re looking forward to shaking your hand this Thursday at the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards Benefit.

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RSS Chicago is the World

  • 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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