Chicago Newsroom

Journalists and newsmakers analyze the week’s top local stories. Thursdays at 6 p.m. on CAN TV27

Chicago Newsroom show 2 - 11/09/17

Published on Nov 9, 2017

Ken Davis is joined by the co-founders of City Bureau. It’s a non-profit news organization that strives to train members of minority communities in Chicago as news reporters and “trackers” who attend all manner of public meetings to document the official proceedings with written reports and live tweets. They discuss the demise last week of DNAInfo, which was shut down by its sole owner, Joe Ricketts, after the New York staff unionized. Chang and Holliday talk about how DNA, for which they, themselves once worked, did wonderful work but was ultimately unsustainable because it didn’t have a diversity of financial sources. They believe that their mix of member support, donations and philanthropy is ultimately a more reliable model. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).