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Report: Chicago News Cooperative To Shut Down

Posted 02.18.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago News Cooperative, a non-profit public-interest journalism organization launched in the fall of 2009, will reportedly cease operation Feb. ...

The Board of Education's Circus Act Doesn't Help Kids

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

The December 14th takeover of the Chicago Board of Education meeting by parents and educators was at the first meeting after CPS announced its desire to "turnaround" ten schools. Immediately following, there was blowback from the mainstream media.

The End Is Not Near: School Turn Arounds Continue To Strike Out

John Thompson | Posted 08.05.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Even before the results of the first year of SIG turnaround at scale have come in, true believers in turnarounds have been issuing warnings that the outcomes will not be pretty.

'A Vast Wasteland': 50th Anniversary Of A Classic Speech

The New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media

Sitting high above the Loop with Newton Minow, I realized that history buried his lede -- to his everlasting good fortune....

Voting Early and Often Could Be a Good Thing

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Chicago entrepreneurship is converging some powerful forces for political reform in Chicago: Early and Often. Early And Often! We provide unmatched ...

New York Times Botches Chicago: 'Miracle Mile'?

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The New York Times put together a travel piece showcasing a whirlwind "36 hours in Chicago" in honor of Mayor Daley's retirement, but oops, instead of...

Reporter Mick Dumke Leaving Chicago Reader For Chicago News Cooperative

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political writer Mick Dumke will leave the Reader next week and start work at the Chicago News Cooperative. This was a wrenching decision for Dumke, a...

Five Questions With...Mick Dumke

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This week, the Chicago Reader went through several staff changes, but one that readers might notice the most is the loss of reporter Mick Dumke. For y...

The New York Times in Chicago: Under the Influence?

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

New York Times digital editor Jim Schachter has gone into full denial mode in response to a Columbia Journalism Review article raising concerns about foundation funding for nonprofit news.

Why New Media Looks A Whole Lot Like Old Media

Bryan Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bryan Monroe

This week, the FTC will be convening a hearing looking at "How Will Journalism Survive The Internet." I am going to talk about how white the Web is, and the threat that represents to journalism for our diverse nation.

Old Enough to Know Better, Young Enough to Pretend: Can the Chicago News Cooperative Succeed?

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Daniel Sinker

If there was a better day to announce the News Cooperative, I can't think of it. After Mayor Daley's budget address, the two major papers ran the same cover: a 24-year-old kidnapping.

Chicago Community Trust Doles Out $500,000 For Local Journalism

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local journalism in Chicago is getting a big shot in the arm. The Chicago Community Trust on Thursday announced 12 winners of grants totaling $500,00...

Chicago News Cooperative Launching, Will Provide Coverage For The New York Times

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former top editors of The Chicago Tribune and other journalists, backed by a public television station and a major foundation, on Thursday announced f...