Description:

The Chicago Reporter's investigations engage leaders and concerned citizens in critical issues, all with a unique focus on race and poverty. The Reporter's work helps move ideas to action, arming communities, advocates and decision- makers with information and providing opportunities for dialogue. Through data, analysis and the compelling stories of those most affected by inequality, the bimonthly print and online newsmagazine serves as an important watchdog of government and other institutions.

Begun:

1972

Website:http://www.chicagoreporter.com
Office Location:332 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 500 Chicago, IL
Structure:

A project of the Community Renewal Society

Founder:

John A. McDermott (1972)

Executive Director:

Alden Loury; Kimbriell Kelly (editor)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

7

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

7

Annual operating budget:

Not available

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

No

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

No

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

No

Awards:

A 2007 Society of Professional Journalists Lisagor Award for business reporting in a trade or specialty magazine, newspaper or newsletter; a 2005 Utne Independent Press Award; The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s highest honor for reporting on racial issues; the Sidney Hillman Award, etc.

Contact:

tcr@chicagoreporter.com or 312-427-4830



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