Reporting Back: Perspectives on Violence in Chicago Communities

Please join me, the Illinois Humanities Council and the Community Media Workshop for a screening of our MSNBC series followed by a discussion on covering violence in Chicago, featuring key figures in Windy City media.

violence-solutions_jpegfrompdfHow can community issues be fairly represented in the media? What does the media do well when reporting on gun violence in Chicago, and what stories still need to be told? What roles should the media play in developing solutions to gun violence and other pressing issues facing Chicago communities? The IHC and the Community Media Workshop invite you to a conversation with top media leaders and stakeholders December 10, following a screening of “Ricochet,”the MSNBC miniseries on gun violence in Chicago directed by journalist Stephen Franklin and Medill School of Journalism Professor Craig Duff.

Panelists at the Columbia College event include Jim Kirk, Publisher/ Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Sun-Times; Alison Scholly, COO of Chicago Public Media; Janey Rountree, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s deputy chief of staff for public safety, Elena Quintana, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice at the Adler School of Professional Psychology and Susy Schultz, president and executive director of CMW. The evening kicks off a three-month reporting project partnering journalists with community residents to produce multimedia stories on key community issues in Chicago.

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6:00pm – 8:00pm
Columbia College Chicago, Film Row Cinema
1104 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60605

Free, open to the public.

Registration is required


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