Editors Note: This story initially aired on June 5, 2020.
Nearly one year ago, then-Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd by kneeling on the Black man’s neck for more than nine minutes during a May 25, 2020, arrest. A cellphone video of the killing soon went viral, and protests erupted around the country. In Chicago, there were some peaceful protests — but also looting and confrontations with police.
As part of Curious City’s mission, we seek to open up the process of how journalists do their work. So in this week’s episode, we spoke with WBEZ reporters Natalie Moore, Monica Eng, Chip Mitchell and Sarah Karp about the moments that inspired and challenged them as they covered the 2020 protests in Chicago.