Description:

A nonprofit, local news source for Chicago and it 70-plus neighborhoods and 50 wards. We collaborate on investigations and share content with other local news sites, including Windy Citizen, Great Lakes Echo, Community Media Workshop, The Beachwood Reporter, Chicago News Cooperative and others. Our reporters include students and faculty from Columbia College Chicago and people from all over the city who have something to say.

Begun:

2006, launched 2007

Website:http://www.chicagotalks.org/
Office Location:Journalism Department, Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Chicago, IL
Structure:

501 (c)(3) organization (a part of Columbia College Chicago Journalism Department)

Founder:

Barbara Iverson and Suzanne McBride

Executive Director:

Barbara Iverson and Suzanne McBride

Approximate number of full-time staff:

0

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

2

Annual operating budget:

$7,000

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Not Applicable

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

No

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

Not Applicable

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Application Pending

Awards:

Investigative Reporters and Editors (awarded under our original name of Creating Community Connections), Society of Professional Journalists, Chicago Headline Club, Association of Statehouse Reporters and Editors

Contact:

citizenjourno@gmail.com



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