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THE REAL CHI FREE SPIRIT MEDIA'S NEW MEDIA & COMMUNITY JOURNALISM NEWSROOM

The Real Chi is an experimental "learning newsroom" in North Lawndale for young adults interested in learning to produce high-quality, solutions-oriented, community journalism on the job. Our journalists learn to use new media technology to interrupt and transform the one-note news coverage that Chicago's West and South sides receive.

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IN-DEPTH FEATURES FROM THE REAL CHI

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THE REAL CHI

BASIC INFO

AGES: Young Adults 18-25

DATES: Mon - Thurs; Year Round

PROGRAMS:

  • Real Chi Reporters (LEVELS 2 and 3)

  • Real Chi Editors (LEVELS 4 and 5)

LOCATIONNichols Tower at Homan Square Floor 9

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INTERESTED?

Let's reinvent community journalism!

For information on how to join our newsroom, email Donell McNairy at donell@freespiritmedia.org

CONNECT

TWITTER: @TheRealChiFSM

INSTAGRAM: @therealchifsm

SOUNDCLOUD: /RealChiYouth


SUBMISSION

GOT A LEAD?

Our reporters are always searching for their next feature story. You can help our team by submitting an anonymous lead on a topic you think deserves some coverage.

ON THE BEAT

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

EDUCATION & YOUTH

ARTS & CULTURE

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

ECONOMIC JUSTICE

 
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