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Our Newsroom


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Our Newsroom


City Bureau is a civic journalism lab based on the South Side of Chicago. We bring journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce responsible media coverage and encourage civic participation.

How do we do it?

Fellowship:

A Paid 10-week program where journalists of all skill levels work together to produce stories impacting communities on the South and West Sides.

+ Learn more and apply here.

Documenters:

Skills trainings and paid opportunities for community members who want to get involved in civic processes at the neighborhood level.

+ Learn more and sign up here.

Public Newsroom:

Free weekly workshops about media, media-adjacent topics and civic issues, plus coworking space for independent media-makers.

+ see the schedule here.


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Our Work


Our Work


Where you can find our coverage

City Bureau works with editors at local and national news outlets to co-publish content online and in print. Working with mainstream media outlets helps amplify the hard work of City Bureau journalists and provides opportunities for new voices to impact the broader narrative on a variety of vital issues. See our “Articles” section for a full list of stories published in partnership with local and national outlets, including:


City Bureau in the media

See what others have written about our unique, award-winning model for civically engaged journalism:

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Civic Journalism


Civic Journalism


Want to get involved with City Bureau?


Beyond participating in our three programs, you can always get in touch with us about opportunities to collaborate. We partner with community organizations across the city to host workshops, training sessions, and other events related to journalism and civic issues. If you or your organization want to work with City Bureau on a special project or event, please contact us.


Our Partners