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.

Wondering what to expect at the 25th Anniversary Studs Terkel Community Media Awards?

The Studs Terkel Community Media Awards Ceremony on March 6, 2014 is a momentous occasion for the Workshop – not only are we once again honoring outstanding media professionals for excellence in covering and reflecting Chicago’s diverse communities, we’re celebrating 25 years of connecting the community to the media & promoting news that matters! We’ll also officially welcome our new executive director, Susy Schultz, and give Thom a warm send-off!

Purchase your tickets to the Studs Terkel Awards here!

This being our organization’s silver anniversary, we’ve got some surprises in store for our sponsors and attendees!

  • A special guest emcee
  • Amazing silent raffle prizes!
  • Delicious eats
  • The introduction of  a new award category!

Join us for what promises to be a spectacular evening!

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