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How to Address a Shrinking Newsroom: Final Keynote Speaker at LION Conference Weighs in

How to Address a Shrinking Newsroom: Final Keynote Speaker at LION Conference Weighs in

The LION Summit 2013 finished Oct. 5, with a keynote speech from Steven Waldman, which tied together themes that ran throughout the entire conference. He talked about current problems and gaps in the news industry, as well as what the industry could become if these hurdles are cleared. The Local Independent Online News Publishers association held […]

Navigating Community News in a Digital Age

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Navigating Community News in a Digital Age

The LION Summit being held at Columbia College Chicago ended today. Leaders in community and hyper-local online reporting gathered to exchange ideas and information. In this short, mobile podcast, some attendees give advice about how to produce and consume community news online. Here are the individuals interviewed in order of appearance and links to their […]

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Coal power plants shuttered, ongoing health effects still unclear

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Coal power plants shuttered, ongoing health effects still unclear

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finished air monitoring around the now-closed Fisk and Crawford coal plants on Dec. 7, 2012. Paul Ruesch, the on-scene coordinator for the EPA, said the agency should have the test results by the end of the month showing whether dust is blowing from the sites into the surrounding community, as […]

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Video: Aztec dreams on Pilsen’s walls

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Murals are a Mexican art form. In Mexico, they were part of  public art in state buildings. In Chicago, the art form continues, transformed by conditions today, and the messages the artists want to convey. Chicago murals are created outside, on walls around Pilsen. Shot and edited by Mathew Cunningham Music  “Aztec Dreaming” by Andrew […]

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Pilsen: Neighborhood Home to ‘Greenest Street in America’

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Pilsen: Neighborhood Home to ‘Greenest Street in America’

The Chicago Department of Transportation unveiled the Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape on Oct. 9, 2012, which the city says is now “the greenest street in America.” “It’s the kind of thing we want to scale throughout the city,” said Karen Weigert, the chief sustainability officer of Chicago, citing the project’s attention to detail concerning water […]

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DePaul University Folks Weigh In on Election 2012

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Interviews and slideshow by Jeremy Melendez, Ricardo Orozco, Brandon Smith, Sharon Vasquez, Mathew Cunningham, Tyler K. McDermott, Megan Purazrang, Christopher Svymbersky, Carlee Craig

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