Mar 10, 2011
The Community Media Workshop held the 22nd annual Studs Terkel Community Media Awards last night at the Chicago Cultural Center. Catalyst Chicago’s Founder Linda Lenz, Freelance Reporter Kari Lydersen, and the Chicago Tribune’s Antonio Olivo received awards for outstanding reporting on Chicago’s diverse communities and the people who live here.
Studs, long considered the Workshop’s patron saint, is missed. The 2007 event was the last time he was able to attend, and he passed away in 2008. The Workshop continues to host the Awards to remember the great work of Studs Terkel and to honor those journalists who follow in his footsteps. Last night, we honored Studs with a moving video about one of his most famous books “Working.” As Studs said, “I think everybody would like to be remembered.” Take a look.
Thank you to everyone who sponsored the event, purchased tickets and attended. We are grateful for your support.