Friends of The Chicago Reporter

Join the celebration!

The Chicago Reporter turns 50 this year and we’re hosting a series of events to celebrate the iconic investigative news organization and uphold its tradition of data-driven reporting and mentorship. Festivities begin July 21 with music, fun and (of course) great stories at the Bronzeville Winery. The tribute continues on July 22 at Columbia College with a conversation featuring Chicago Reporter alumni, who will discuss the Reporter’s influence on their work to shine a light on racial injustice. Excerpts from an alumni-led oral history project will be interspersed throughout the discussion. For more details and to register:

For nearly 50 years, The Chicago Reporter served as a journalistic agent of change through data-based reporting on issues of race and equity — until the fall of 2020, when the Reporter’s fiscal parent, the Community Renewal Society, removed the editor and publisher and put the publication’s hallmark investigative work on hiatus.

If you believe that independent reporting on race and equity is as important as ever, join us by becoming a member of Friends of The Chicago Reporter. Together we will work to restore the independent editorial control that is crucial to the Reporter’s ability to conduct investigations that hold institutions and leaders accountable on issues of race, ethnicity, poverty and justice.

Join us today!

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