Founders


Fall 2016

Fellows

ALEX HERNANDEX

NISSA RHEE

Reporters

Timna Axel

Christopher Brown

LEE EDWARDS

sarah conway

Marcie Hill

MORGAN LEE

Enrique Perez

Youth Media

Impact Family Center


Spring 2016

Fellows

MARTINE GRANBY

Yana Kunichoff

Martin "Xavi" Macias

Reporters

KAMIL AHSAN

KRISTIN BROWN

ELEANORE CATOLICO

ANDREW FAN

KENDALL GRANBERRY

KELAN LYONS

JACKIE SERRATO

SAM STECKLOW

Youth Media

FREE SPIRIT MEDIA

 

Summer 2016

Fellows

Ade Emmanuel

Yana Kunichoff

Nissa Rhee

Reporters

MARIA CARDONA

ALEX HERNANDEZ

BEA MALSKY

LATRICIA POLK

MANUEL RAMIREZ

Andrea Salcedo

Youth Media

FREE SPIRIT MEDIA

Mikva Challenge

Impact Family Center


Fall 2015

Fellows

Yana Kunichoff

La Risa Lynch

Martin "Xavi" Macias

Reporters

MAHA AHMED

WILL CABANISS

ELEANORE CATALICO

JEAN COCHRANE

ANDREW FAN

ADIA ROBINSON

SAM STECKLOW

Youth Media

Free Spirit Media

 


Board of Directors

Adriana Díaz is Communications Director of Chicago Projects and Programs at The Trust for Public Land. A communications professional and new media strategist deeply committed to promoting the intersection of civic engagement and social justice; she has roots in radio, community journalism, youth-media advocacy and nonprofit communications. A Southwesterner by birth, she claimed Chicago as her soul city in 2003. She is passionate about bridging communities
and believes in the power of storyelling for social change.

Joe Germuska is the Executive Director at Northwestern University Knight Lab,a community of designers, developers, students, and educators working on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces. He is also the project lead on Census Reporter, a Knight News Challenge project to make U.S. Census data easy for journalists to use. Before joining the Knight Lab, Joe was a founding member of the news application team at the Chicago Tribune and a project board member for the PANDA project, another Knight News Challenge winner. For fun, every Tuesday Joe gets up well before dawn to host "Conference of the Birds," an eclectic music radio program on WNUR-FM.

Audrey Petty is a writer and educator. She is the editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing. Her poetry, essays and stories have appeared in numerous journals and collections, including Oxford American, Saveur, StoryQuarterly, CallalooThe Massachusetts Review, Cimarron Review, and the Best Food Writing anthologyA Chicago native and a resident of South Shore, she currently teaches in the Odyssey Project in Woodlawn, the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project and the Invisible Institute's Youth/Police project based in Hyde Park.