We Care For Our Own

We journalists know that these have been tough times for our profession. Tough times as news outlets shut down, trim staff, struggle to survive. Tough times if you are freelancing and the fee keeps dropping. Tough times with advertising disappearing to screens that don’t pay much. This is a fact of life for many in the ethnic news media. And that’s why the Chicago Headline Club is holding its second fundraiser for journalists out of work or just getting. It’s called SCRIBE AID II and  you can win an iTouch at the event this at 8 pm Friday, Dec. 7th. Mary Schmich, Eric Zorn, and the Curtis Black jazz combo will play at the Heartland Café for the Chicago Headline Club’s second benefit for unemployed and underemployed journalists. Curtis writes the newstips column here at the Community Media Workshop. Suggested donation at the door: at least $10. Raffle tickets for the iTouch: $5. Food and drink are up to you. Profits will go to help our colleagues in need of updated training, equipment or money for working stories. Heartland Café is at 7000 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, 773 465 8005. And if you know of anyone who can use our help, please ask them to contact the Chicago Headline Club. Wprovide up to $400 a person for a class, equipment, or money to keep a story going. If we raise more, we’ll give out more. Contact Steve Franklin, steve@chicagoistheworld.org

Written by on December 5, 2012

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