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Written by on May 16, 2014

#HackforChange

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Guest Post by: By: Jennifer Wolan, Community Media Workshop New Media intern When I told my mom that I went to a hackathon, her immediate response was, “Hack? Hackers? Aren’t those bad people?” I chuckled at her reply; no, Mom, these are good hackers. To put it plainly, MigraHack’s hackathon hosted at Pilsen’s Cibola at 1647 S. Blue […]

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Written by on June 5, 2013

Immigration – Now’s The Time to Tell The Story

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Can you think of another time when immigration was so important? I can’t and neither can most folks who work on behalf of Chicago’s immigrants. That’s why we are holding a workshop for the ethnic media from 10 am to noon  on Tuesday, May 7th. The meeting is at Room 101, 33 East Congress (Congress […]

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Written by on April 10, 2013

Hey, can I say that? Don’t miss these workshops

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Say you have a blog. Or  you work for  a small non-profit. You write on the web and you sometimes wonder what can you say. That is, what’s legal? What can’t you say and what can get you in trouble? It can be baffling if you don’t have the experience or resources. Or what you […]

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Written by on April 3, 2012

Trauma, covering it and living it, a workshop

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I’ve covered six conflicts. I’ve been splattered with others’ blood. And I’ve talked to people who have lost people they love only moments ago. And I’ve never felt comfortable doing this, covering trauma. This is the story that binds us and blinds us. The story of loss and endings. The story of trauma and, sometimes, […]

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Written by on March 22, 2012

How to get information you need but can’t get – a workshop

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A colleague last week had a reporting problem. He had never filed a Freedom of Information request and he knew he needed to do so to get info for a story he was working on. But he didn’t know where to begin. I offered my advice and then I added, ‘why don’t you come to […]

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Written by on March 13, 2012

Smart Reporting With Your Phone

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Mobile news reporting workshop Times have changed and we need to get smart. I mean using your smart phone. Join us for a special workshop on smart phone reporting: 9 to noon, Thursday, April 5, 218 s. Wabash, 7th floor, Chicago, Il. You’ll learn the basics of how to use hand-held devices as a journalistic […]

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Written by on March 12, 2012

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