Community Media Workshop

Chicago Amplified
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The story of Chicago is often seen as the Tale of Two Cities. Unfortunately, only one of these stories usually gets told in all its detail: the glitzy and glorious downtown, where problems are forgotten and escapist fantasy reigns. Then there's the other Chicago, where most residents live, where problems linger, and solutions are created by citizens noisily exercising their democratic rights. The Community Media Workshop is trying to link the two Chicagos by encouraging the media to report on the other Chicago, and by training people of that Chicago to tell their stories.

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