Covering Chicago

Welcome our new journalism fellow, Mirkica Popovik. 

After spending the last five years as a foreign correspondent in Macedonia covering Greece, she is here in Chicago, trying to get a better understanding of American journalism and covering communities. She’ll be in the newsrooms and reporting on her experience.

Her expedition here in Chicago is part of the Macedonian Media Leaders Program. The program, which started last year, is meant to “help strengthen the media sector in Macedonia through the professional development of journalists,” as it says on the IREX website.

It’s a program organized by the US Embassy in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, and IREX, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.

You can read her full story here.

October 29th Anti-violence Media Forum

Picture by Carlos Javier Ortiz

JOIN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO. Community Media Workshop hosts a media forum gathering journalists, community voices and students. Have your voice heard at this FREE EVENT on Tuesday October 29, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Columbia College Chicago, 33 East Congress, Room 101 (Click here for map)

Join moderator Natalie Moore, WBEZ Reporter, in a conversation about covering violence with Brenda Butler of Columbia Links; Juliana Stratton of Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council; Chris Rudd of the Mikva Challenge; and Gaynor Hall Paterson, WGN/CLTV Reporter.

The anti-violence media forum is co-sponsored by Strengthening Chicago’s Youth at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Community Media Workshop, and sponsored by McCormick Foundation’s Why News Matters initiative.

Click here to read more about organizing against violence.

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