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

How do we do it?


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.


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.