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New Tool to Help Protect Journalists

ACOS, a project of the Overseas Press Club Foundation, created The News Organizations Safety Self-Assessment, a tool that helps news outlets review and improve safety protocols that can protect newsrooms and journalists in the field.

Successful Models of Funding Local Nonprofit Journalism

Kathy Im and Darryl Holliday, co-founder of City Bureau, spoke on a panel on models for funding local nonprofit journalism at the 2019 Knight Media Forum.
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Making Chicago Media More Inclusive and Diverse

Jack Fuller Legacy Initiative grantees, Free Spirit Media, City Bureau, and Chicago Public Media's Vocalo support more inclusive narratives by training and equipping people to tell their own stories.
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Support for Developing Journalistic Documentary Film

The International Documentary Association announced a third round of development grants for the Enterprise Documentary Fund to support journalistic documentary films.
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Survey Shows Disparities for Young Chicagoans

Genforward’s survey of young Chicagoans finds Significant disparities between neighborhoods and racial groups.

"Most Innovative Companies"

Fast Company
Related Grantee: Define American

"Why We Banned the Word “Ethnic”"

Nieman Reports
Related Grantee: Global Press Institute
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Field, MacArthur Launch Programs Seeking Racially Equitable Chicago

The Field Foundation is partnering with MacArthur on two new initiatives to support a more equitable Chicago, the programs will nurture civic and media leadership for the city’s future.
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Fostering Emerging Documentary Filmmakers

The Center for Asian American Media has announced four emerging documentary filmmakers as its first CAAM Fellows, a program that supports diverse media makers.
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Survey Shows Disparities for Young Chicagoans

Genforward’s survey of young Chicagoans finds Significant disparities between neighborhoods and racial groups.

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director
Portrait of Elsa Leon

Elsa Leon

Grants Manager
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Senior Program Officer
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Beth Basta

Administrator
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Maple Walker

Coordinator
Portrait of Jennifer Martinez-Roth

Jennifer Martinez-Roth

Communications Officer
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Joanna Cohen

Senior Evaluation Officer
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