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Meet Our Newest Reporting Fellows!

We've gathered a group of 10 amazing Chicago-based journalists to report collaboratively on three local issues for our Spring 2017 reporting fellowship.

Have tips, suggestions and/or contacts for our reporting teams? Let us know via email, Twitter or Facebook.

ALSO IN THIS NEWSLETTER: We're very happy to announce nearly $200K of new funding from our generous supporters at McCormick and Voqal Foundations. Scroll below to find out more.

Team 1: Is Chicago more or less racially segregated now than it has been in the past? That's the question we're exploring this spring in partnership with our friends at WBEZ's Curious City. 

From left to right: Adeshina Emmanuel, Carolina Cruz and Reuben Unrau.
Team 2: Our South Side team is exploring the lives, hopes and challenges of African immigrant families in Chicago. 

From left to right: Sarah Conway, Sierra Council and Justin Williams.
Team 3: Our West Side reporting team is engaging the Garfield Park community around issues of land use, public health and development at the former Northwest Incinerator site, located next to Orr High School.

Clockwise from top left: Martha Bayne, Darien Boyd, Amber Colón Núñez and LaCreshia Birts.
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In The Newsroom:
WHAT 100K CAN DO FOR CIVIC JOURNALISM IN CHICAGO

We feel lucky to spend our days building an innovative model for participatory journalism by supporting the work of emerging, diverse and civically engaged journalists in Chicago—here's what we'll do with 175K in new funding for our program in 2017.
UPCOMING EVENTS:

Join us April 6 for Public Newsroom #13: People-Centered Immigration Storytelling with Angilee Shah, digital editor for Global Nation. And, April 13, we'll have Univ. of Illinois Educational Policy and African-American Studies professor David Stovall in for a lecture on "engineered conflict" in Chicago
SPRING 2017 DOCUMENTER SIGN-UP 

We'll be hosting several orientations for our Documenters program at libraries across the city in March and April. If interested, please sign up here. Orientations will take place April 7 at the Rogers Park Library, April 10 at the Toman Library and April 22 at the Edgewater Library.
FROM THE PAGE TO PUBLIC LIBRARY

Our 20-page publication on lead exposure in Chicago didn't end on the page. In March, Chicagoans from across the city joined City Bureau reporters, local community groups and health experts for three Living With Lead community events on the North, West and South Sides. 
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