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Community Media Workshop

In Chicago, Neighborhood News Leads Online Innovation

Curtis Black | Posted 11.18.2012 | Chicago
Curtis Black

The greatest innovation in online news is happening at the neighborhood level, according to The NEW News 2012, the third report on Chicago's online news ecosystem from the Community Media Workshop.

As Dots Connect, Whole Emerges for Future of News

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

The online dots are quickly connecting. Gov2.0 entrepreneurs are building a strong backbone for a hyperlocal new stream. And much of the innovation is seated here in Chicago.

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 Blogs Have Put Enough Skin in the Game

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

For nearly two decades, newspapers have been challenged to evolve into knowledge-based organizations capable of adapting to the innovations of the Web. Instead of progressing, they've been traded as chits in a greedy money-grab game by short-sighted media conglomerates.

State of Pay: A Chicago News-Blog Suspense Story

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Our emerging newsrooms will be staffed in part by a generation of newshounds -- yes, journalists -- who've taken on the task of news delivery through the Web on their own.

Guidebook for a Media Meltdown

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

The media world as we know it has imploded in the past year, nowhere with a louder thud than right here in Chicago.