Wednesday, April 27, 2011

31 News Projects funded to Cover the South and West Sides

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On April 4, 2011, the Chicago Community Trust announced that it will award $110,000 for reporting projects on local issues affecting the residents of Chicago’s South and West Sides. The Community News Matters program which aims to foster impactful and relevant coverage of, by and for Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods that will shape current and future decision-making.

The awards are a direct response to the findings of 2010 Community News Matters research, which found that people in the Chicago area feel they don’t know enough about the region’s challenges, and that residents in the city’s South and West Sides feel that there is a lack of relevant coverage in their neighborhoods.
Awards winners include; individuals, nonprofits, and for-profit companies with expertise in journalism or Chicago’s community issues including, Strategic Human Services, Beyond Media Education, Loyola University and Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council.

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