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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Social Media Bootcamp (SMB): Registration Closed

Feb. 27, March 6 and March 20

A series of three half-day trainings

Are you struggling to create a social media strategy or vision for your organization? In this intermediate, three-day training, you will have ample time to dig into your social media strategy and engagement. You will leave with a concrete online communications plan and social media policy for your organization. This hands-on training bootcamp is designed for communications staff looking to learn the essential tools and tactics necessary to advance their organization’s social media efforts.

Registration is full. Contact Maggie Walker if interested in being added to the wait list.





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