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Written by on August 2, 2011

Desconstructing violence, reporter Natalie Moore explains

WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore on covering violence from Stephen Franklin on Vimeo. Before the shooting, the robberies, and the muggings, before everything explodes, other forces are pushing their way up and out. That’s why children playing in the street get hit by random bullets, why people die walking on the street, and why someone fires […]

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Written by on July 26, 2011

What if you stop telling the news? Would it matter?

What if you stop telling the news? Would it matter? Comments Off on What if you stop telling the news? Would it matter?

Hoy did a story a few days ago about pawn shops in Little Village. It reported on local folks’  opposition to adding another such business in their community, and their councilman’s support for a new pawn shop. Normal reporting. Then it went a step further. It did some research which showed that if the Zoning […]

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Written by on July 18, 2011

Another list of the dead and injured and what do we say?

Another list of the dead and injured and what do we say? Comments Off on Another list of the dead and injured and what do we say?

Five men dead in weekend violence, the paper said. 17 others injured. One was a 12 year 0ld girl shot in leg while standing outside her house on the West Side. Another weekend. One of the men , Anthony Fearn, 18, was walking across the street early Saturday. Someone shouted a gang slogan. Someone pulled […]

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Written by on July 13, 2011

What else can you say about youth violence? Here’s a workshop for you

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Nine-year-old Ivan Burns Jr. goes out with his dad to walk their dog. It is early morning. Warm night. Bullets fly. They hit the youngster seemingly protected in his fenced-in backyard. He is admitted in critical condition at the hospital. Gun violence in not rare on the streets where the nine-year-old lives, according to a […]

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Written by on July 7, 2011

Investigative reporting and a guide for better digging, a march for peace, a word about ethnic news media

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You don’t need to hide behind bushes for months to tell a truth that you have come upon, a truth you know your community cares about. That’s why it’s important to figure out how to do the kind of reporting that shows you are your community’s voice. So, here’s a gathering worth attending, if not […]

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Written by on May 2, 2011

Investigative reporting and other workshops for ethnic news media

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Here is a list of unusually great opportunities to improve your skills. Investigative Reporting and in depth public service journalism A free workshop in investigative reporting with the lead trainer for the Investigative Reporters and Editors, IRE. The event will be held from 1:30 to 5 pm on Monday, April 18 at 1104 S. Wabash, […]

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Written by on March 31, 2011

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