A diverse group of Chicago journalists have received Social Justice News Nexus fellowships from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

The fellows will report on housing, segregation and urban development over the next six months, producing in-depth investigative and immersive stories on topics like public housing, the foreclosure crisis, homelessness and gentrification.

The stories will be published by various local and national media outlets.

The fellowship program, now in its third cycle, brings together reporters from a wide variety of backgrounds with Medill graduate students to explore social justice issues and report in communities that are often left out of civic and policy debates.

Previous fellowship cycles focused on drug policy and treatment and mental health care in Chicago, including the crisis in Cook County Jail.

The Social Justice News Nexus is funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Biographies and past work by Social Justice News Nexus Fellows are featured on the Social Justice News Nexus website.


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