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Saturday, November 1 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Social Justice Journalism

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Social justice journalism, in short, means “stories that matter,” according to the judges for the Peabody awards for excellence in electronic journalism. We want to make a difference with our reporting, shine that spotlight on dark corners, speak truth to power. How do we do that in the economic climate of 2014 and beyond?


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Nancy Day

Nancy Day is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in major newspapers and national magazines. An honors graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana, she earned her master’s degree in communication from Stanford University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a Fulbright Lecturer in the Russian Federation. From 2003 to 2014, she chaired the Journalism Department at Columbia College Chicago, known for its... Read More →

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Sandy Close

Sandy Close has been a pioneer in diversifying American journalism for over 40 years. A graduate of UC-Berkeley, she began reporting on China and Vietnam in the mid-1960s and founded an inner-city newspaper in Oakland, Ca., before becoming editor of Pacific News Service in 1974.  In the 1980's she began developing communications programs with at-risk youth, and in 1996 she founded New America Media, the country's first... Read More →
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Kari Lydersen

A former Washington Post reporter who has written two books, and is now running a McCormick Foundation-sponsored social justice journalism project at Northwestern. She was also an environmental journalism fellow in Colorado.
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Susan Smith Richardson

Publisher and Editor, Chicago Reporter
I'm the publisher of a small non-profit investigative news organization looking for advice about how to create a sustainable revenue model, broaden our reach and deepen our impact -- while having fun.

Saturday November 1, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
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