Date(s) - 08/23/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 23 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For Public Newsroom #75, we’re teaming up with Chalkbeat Chicago, which launched in June, and bringing back Chicago Public Schools’ Student Voice and Activism Fellows (SVAF) to unpack this topic. Chalkbeat Chicago’s Adeshina Emmanuel and Cassie Walker Burke will be sharing the outlet’s approach to covering schools, while the SVAF crew will be back sharing some of its findings around its media campaign that launched in May.
The evening will feature a series of small group discussions where attendees will help unpack the current state of education reporting, what’s missing and what they’d like to see change. Some central questions we’ll be tackling include:
** How can journalists cover schools in a way that is informed by and empowers communities?
** What does education reporting get wrong?
** What are we missing in the public discourse around Chicago schools?
Participants will be asked to share their experiences with media and have opportunities to pitch story ideas to Chalkbeat staff as well as offer support for the SVAF’s campaign efforts.
PLEASE NOTE: This Public Newsroom will be hosted downtown at Mikva Challenge‘s offices in room 1060).
Every Thursday night we turn our newsroom on Chicago’s South Side into an open space where journalists and the public can gather to discuss local issues, share resources and knowledge and learn to report and investigate stories. Hosts have included journalists, academics, artists, activists, filmmakers and many other individuals and groups who have a stake in how to use media to create a stronger democracy.
The Public Newsroom is always free and always open to the public.