Keeping the Peace, Peacefully: McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute

A workshop on police and community relations for journalists

The state of police community relations is a critical issue today. This two-day workshop will arm journalists with facts, analyses and reporting strategies to make their reporting matter. Scholars and experts from across the United States will cover issues ranging from race and community relations and police strategies to control violence, to police accountability and the mental health challenges police officers face, on and off the job.

We will also visit Chicago neighborhoods confronted by the contagion of violence to hear about the challenges and successes faced there.

The costs of your travel and stay in Chicago for the workshop will be covered. The workshop will be held on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at Columbia College Chicago. There will be a brief reception on the evening of Thursday, April 23rd.

Applications are due by March 9th. Click here for more information on the institute and on how to apply.

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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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