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Carlos Ortiz [1]
“Too Young to Die” documentary on youth violence
Health & Disability Advocates [2]
Chicago Health Matters: Shining light on federal health care reform on the south & west Sides
In These Times [3]
Young, Black and Marginal: African-American Chicago in Age of Austerity
Loyola University Chicago [4]
Series of economic news stories on Pilsen community
National Museum of Mexican Art-Radio Arte [5]
Bilingual multimedia series focusing on Latina perspective
Windy City Media Group [6]
AIDS resources and funding on the west and south sides


Amandilo Cuzan
Video documentary on turnaround at Wendell Phillips High School in Bronzeville
AustinTalks.org [7]
Investigative stories on use of Tax-Increment Financing in Austin
Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council/The Gate Newspaper [8]
Daring to Dream: Youth & parent volunteers document education challenges
Beyondmedia Education [9]
Digital abuse and cyberbullying among low-income youth of color
Bill Healy
Audio slideshows documenting a day in the life of five individuals on the southwest side
Enlace Chicago [10]
Moving Past Juvenile Records: series on how expungement helps youth enter productive adulthood
Grassroots Collaborative [11]
Series exploring the impact of low wage jobs on communities of color
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp. [12]
Multimedia oral history by youth reporters of their elders in 3 south side communities
Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention [13]
Coverage of youth-led violence prevention programs
Irasema Salinas
Site featuring local Latinas working in the arts and beyond
Kalyn Belsha [14]
Series examining Chicago Public School implementation of dual language program
Kari Lydersen [15]
Series covering southeast side environmental challenges & future in a green economy
Latinos Progresando [16]
Effects of Mexico’s drug war on Chicago’s Mexican communities
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization [17]
El Cilantro: Youth, media and environmental justice
Megan Cottrell
Series exploring correlation between lead poisoning and academic performance
Metropolitan Tenants Organization [18]
“Slumlord Millionaires” articles looking at one publicly supported & one privately-owned building
Mujeres Latinas en Accion [19]
Multimedia reports from Latina perspective on being undocumented and on teen suicide
Neighborhood Writing Alliance [20]
Series on individuals with disabilities living and working on Chicago’s south and west sides
Rainbow Gal, Inc. [21]
Radio series investigating the City of Chicago’s program for black and female business entrepreneurs
Samuel C. Cholke
Examination of county health reorganization & effect on low-income populations
Serethea Matthews
Examination of 911 response & lack of equitable distribution of police services in Austin
Strategic Human Service-North Lawndale News [22]
Multi-media investigation of impact of poverty in seven west side communities
Sue Ostman
Prostitution court in practice: Stories on individuals leaving the sex trade
The Voice Newspapers [23]
Series documenting correlation of academic success & youth engagement with juvenile justice system
The Westside Writing Project [24]
Research and reporting on efforts to revitalize the Chicago Avenue