Creating a Public Newsroom in Chicago

A project in Chicago, IL by City Bureau

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City Bureau is reimagining journalism on the South and West Sides of Chicago, and we’re asking 1,000 people to join us.
Backers: 662
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $13,237 of $10,000
Dates: Aug 2nd -> Sep 1st (31 days)
Project By: City Bureau
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Latest News

We made our goal! A huge thanks — and NEW stretch rewards...

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi friends,  Welcome to the final stretch! We’re so excited to announce that we’ve made our monetary goal! There are 6 days left in the Public Newsroom Campaign and we plan to make each one count on our way to 1,000 backers. We’ve got 3 new... (Read More)

Who will hold police accountable in Chicago? Introducing our new Documenters project

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
A lot of folks have asked how they can get involved with City Bureau. Well, beyond coming to meet us at our Open House this Friday, you can help us with our newly launched Documenters project, the IPRA Tracker. The Independent Police Review Authority... (Read More)

You're invited to our Summer Open House - Aug. 19

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We've just passed 300 backers (woohoo!) with 700 more to go. If you haven't yet, do you mind spreading the word to your friends? We're also excited to announce our Summer Open House: "Reporting in the Open" Join us at our newsroom in Woodlawn to see... (Read More)

What is community journalism? A comic

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Sunday, Kickstarter! We just wanted to share this great comic by Jean Cochrane, one of our original City Bureau reporters, about community journalism. While everyone has slightly different definitions, we like this take — emphasizing being... (Read More)

We got off to a great start—and we're a Featured Journalism Project!

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
More than 100 backers in our first 24 hours, and we've already been named a "Project We Love" by Kickstarter—thanks for all of your support! If you want to see us talking more about City Bureau and the Public Newsroom, check out editorial director... (Read More)

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