A City Bureau Civic Reporting Fellow reflects on building trust with people on such an intimate, personal topic.
The zine, entitled After the Trial, helps prisoners and their loved ones navigate post-conviction litigation in Illinois courts.
Over the next 11 weeks, we'll be pursuing big-picture stories related to the 2020 Census and demographic change in Chicago.
After four years we’ve moved from experimentation to practice and realize it’s time to define ourselves for ourselves.
Looking back at Chicago’s 1919 race riot, we’re asking Chicagoans to produce a new call to action for shaping equitable, ethical local news today.
Our teams are tackling stories on maternal health, university-community relations and how churches affect neighborhoods.
A look back at City Bureau’s biggest and best projects this year.
Missed out last week? Storytellers from our 2018 Soap Box Ball share their notes.
They’ll be covering elections, economic development, police reform and public transportation over the next 10 weeks.
Meet India, Pat and Kamilah.
Our second cohort of the year is reporting on alternative courts, local elections and generational wealth in Chicago
We’ve been working with outlets in Chicago and beyond to remix the #PublicNewsroom model. Check out what we’ve learned and what’s next.
Today’s grant from the MacArthur Foundation is a vote of confidence in our vision of equitable, inclusive local media—a vision shared by our growing community of supporters, reporters and partners, without whom none of this would be possible.
How City Bureau’s tech collective is building an inclusive community while helping to track local governance meetings in Chicago
Need something proofread? Want to workshop story ideas? Or just curious about how newsrooms work? We’ll be here, waiting to help.
Part 2: Documenters don’t identify as do-gooders, they identify as citizens.
Our first cohort of 2018 is reporting on education, criminal justice and policing in Chicago.
One weird trick to get people to document and record public events for the greater good: Pay them! Here, we honor the origins of our fastest-growing program and look at the way forward.
Part 1: City Bureau‘s March 10 event allowed #ChiDocumenters to collaborate with each other and give input on our groundbreaking program. Here’s how we did it.
We’re kicking off a blog series to showcase how we are developing critical organizational policies. Help us reimagine what a non-profit newsroom looks like.