Mar 15, 2013
“I have after a fashion, been celebrated for having celebrated the lives of the uncelebrated among us; for lending voice to the face in the crowd.” – Studs Terkel
Last night we hosted the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards, honoring journalists Megan Cottrell, Fernando Diaz, and Dave Hoekstra, whose body of work exemplifies the celebrated work of Louis “Studs” Terkel.
Earlier this week two of the three 2013 Terkel Award Winners, Cottrell and Diaz, were on WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift with Rick Kogan. The panel unpacked recent Chicago news surrounding the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, ( and their controversial move to include photos of the remains of unidentified persons on their site), SROs and the Chateau Hotel, and CHA’s plan for transformation. They covered a lot of ground.
You can listen to clips of Cottrell and Diaz on the the show below: