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Film Premiere Recalls Street Artist Who Fought Illinois Eavesdropping Law

You can attend the Chicago Premiere of an Indie feature documentary film that was made right here in the Windy City – “Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew, Street Artist” (99 min) 2014, by Nancy Bechtol. In 2009, Chris asked Nancy (with 2 friends) to accompany him and document his attempt to […]

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Candy is Dandy, but Access is the Issue for Everyone

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Candy is Dandy, but Access is the Issue for Everyone

Rauner Bars College Journalists from Presser “When I asked about future events, she said that it was their ‘policy’ that only credentialed press would be allowed in,” Lawrence said. “When I mentioned that some of the students were published in the school-sponsored website, ChicagoTalks, she reiterated that they too would need credentials. This has never […]

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Women at the Top

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Women at the Top

Several female leaders in journalism joined a lively panel discussion Wednesday morning to highlight the struggle of women in the newsroom and discuss the evolving intersection of gender issues and working. More than 100 editors, educators and other invited guests packed into a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to hear the panel discussion: Women […]

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Social Media and News…What’s the Connection?

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Social Media and News…What’s the Connection?

The news media must change toward a more social media-friendly platform if it wants to maintain and grow a younger audience, news editors from across the country said Wednesday at their national convention. “People visit their Facebook page 30 more times than visiting a news site,” said Chris Peck, assistant editor of The Ranger in […]

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#NewsLiteracy

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#NewsLiteracy

The way people receive news today has shifted from newspapers to smartphones, allowing access to current events at everyone’s fingertips, news editors from across the country said Wednesday. A panel of journalists, which had about 80 people in attendance at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago for the American Society of News Editors convention, touched on […]

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Map for Navigating Society Should be More than Good Story

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Map for Navigating Society Should be More than Good Story

Aisha Butler, Michael Lansu, Tracy Swartz, Lolly Bowean, Alex Kotlowitz and Darryl Holliday  took on questions of truth and trust in the 21st century. These local Chicago journalists from mainstream media, as well as from online and citizen journalism sites, provided a lively discussion on Journalism’s Role in Telling the Story of Violence in Chicago. Moderators […]

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