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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. Watch our mission statement to learn more about who we are.

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THE REAL CHI

BASIC INFO

AGES: Young Adults 18-25

DATES: Mon - Thurs; Year Round

PROGRAMS:

  • Real Chi Reporters (LEVEL 3)
  • Real Chi Editors (LEVEL 4)

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: @RealChiYouth

INSTAGRAM: @RealChiYouth

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: Neighborhood & Politics

ON THE BEAT: Criminal Justice Reform

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