Announcing the 2015 Studs Terkel Community Media Award Winners!


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Innovative storytelling and philanthropy, the hallmarks of the 2015 Studs Terkel Community Media Award winners

For more than two decades, the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards have honored outstanding media professionals for excellent work in covering Chicago’s diverse communities.

The more than 60 journalists who have received the award in the past two decades are those that went the extra mile in sourcing stories, finding neighborhood voices and putting issues into a thoughtful context. This year’s winners are no different. They show that storytelling excellence is not bound to a specific platform producing work in print, on air and of course, online.

And now, the 2015 Studs Terkel Community Media Award winners are:

The Studs Terkel Uplifting Voices Award honors a supporter of innovative journalism and storytelling that lifts up community voices. This year’s winner is:

Click here to read more about each of this year’s winners. The 2015 Studs Terkel Community Media Awards will take place from 5-8pm, Thursday, March 12th at Film Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Please join us for this fabulous celebration and opportunity to recognize the wonderful journalism that still thrives in Chicago.

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Tickets now available for the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards!


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Great journalism holds up democracy.

It’s really that simple, that complex.

The Studs Terkel Community Media Awards honors journalists, who through their work and their caring have changed people’s lives.

We recognize not only those names you know, but amazing journalists you may not yet know.

Help us to keep doing this. Sponsor the awards today. Sponsor us at a higher level than you did last year. Give us a little bit more this year, to help us do a little bit more next year. We can’t do it without you.

And please join us on March 12th for a wonderful celebration.

Click here to get your tickets today. You can do so online, or mail donations to the Community Media Workshop, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605.

Thank you so much.

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