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CITY BUREAU NFP

CHICAGO, IL   |  citybureau.org

Mission

City Bureau is a journalism lab reimagining local media. We do this by equipping people with skills and resources, engaging in critical public conversations and producing information that directly addresses people’s needs.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

Bettina Chang, Darryl Holliday, Harry Backlund Co-Founders

Main address

3619 S State St Ste. 400

CHICAGO, IL 60609 USA

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EIN

81-1054499

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

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Civic Reporting Programs

Civic Reporting Programs at City Bureau are hands-on training opportunities where journalists of different experience levels can grow their skills in a supportive environment. At City Bureau, we emphasize racial equity, community engagement and co-learning. All program participants work closely with communities on Chicago’s South and West Sides to center the needs and narratives of people most directly affected by the issues we cover.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Adults

Chicago Documenters is our local hub for civic action and public oversight of local government through local media.

We train and pay Chicagoans like you to attend public meetings and publish the results via our free, daily digest—the Newswire, powered by Chicago Documenters and edited by City Bureau staff—and our custom web app, Documenters.org.

Anyone can become a Documenter by filling out a Documenters application and attending a Documenters orientation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Workshops designed to address information needs in our communities, providing resources and fostering space for discussion.

A free workshop series, the Public Newsroom aims to create an open space where anyone can gather to discuss and deconstruct local issues, share resources and knowledge, and meet new people.

Each Public Newsroom is hosted by a local who shares information about the selected topic and helps moderate the discussion. Attendees are encouraged to participate, and often a group activity will be planned to help promote conversation and dialogue.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

Public meetings are workshops for democracy, where residents of a community can witness, learn about, and act on the systems that impact their lives. But many local government meetings happen with no oversight or input from the public—a systemic failure of our civic information system, and a critical missed opportunity for genuine democracy.

Documenters Network sites train and pay community members to cover local government meetings. This community-powered reporting— written reports, social media, photos, audio and video—is, in many cases, the most complete record of consequential local policy decisions—all of it edited by Documenters Network staff.

The Documenters Network has trained more than 1,800 people across four cities to attend and annotate government meetings, harnessing their collective knowledge, relationships, and capacity to create a powerful new information resource.

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CITY BUREAU NFP

Board of directors
as of 11/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Daniel O'Neil

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