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Could High Teen Joblessness Trigger an Arab Spring (or Summer) in America?

By Diane Lincoln Estes The number of jobs available to 16- to 19-year-olds has decreased to almost half of those available in the 1990s. Photo courtesy of John Konstantaras/The Chicago News Cooperative. Neil Sullivan's been tackling joblessness for years as head of the Boston Private Industry Council. Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich: Chicago Is Murder Capital Of The U.S.

"If gun control works, Chicago ought to be safe," said Newt Gingrich in an interview with CBS News. Last week, Gingrich told Anderson Cooper that the reality of Chicago's gun laws "has really been pretty disastrous." [ more › ]

Time Adds Ben Goldberger to Editorial Team

2 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Time has added Ben Goldberger to its editorial team. Goldberger comes to the magazine from the Chicago News Cooperative, where he served as news editor. He was previously the founding editor of Huffington Post Chicago, HuffPo’s first...Show More Summary

CNC’s ‘urgent request’ to freelancers

“You are one of several CNC contributors who did not sign a release of rights at the time we published your work,” says a letter recently sent to some Chicago News Cooperative freelancers. “Though you were paid for your work at the time, we neglected to collect the appropriate paperwork. This oversight now is holding … Read More

What ex-newspaper editors would have done differently

Veteran Tribune Co. and Chicago News Cooperative editor James O’Shea tells Nieman Reports: Journalists of my era often responded to the challenges posed by the industry’s shifting business model with the retort: “That’s a business side problem.” More often than not, though, the business side’s answer was budget cuts that diminished journalism. Show More Summary

Chicago White Sox pitching Coach Don Cooper not worried for results – MLB News

Chicago White Sox pitching Coach Don Cooper not worried for results – MLB News The Chicago White Sox are not performing well so far and this reality is now putting the management and staff coaches in slight difficult position makingShow More Summary

Media: Local NPR Stations Beefing Up Education Coverage

Southern California Public Radio has added a couple of new folks to its education coverage team, and now Chicago Public Radio is following suit, picking up Becky Vevea from the now-defunct Chicago News Cooperative. Meantime, New York...Show More Summary

Morning report

Editor: “We’re living in a dream world if we think we’re influencing people who to vote for for president.” (The Atlantic) How Sun-Times Media left Chicago News Cooperative behind. (Chicago Reader) BBC to launch online corrections page, recruit new chief complaints editor. (Journalism.co.uk) Katz/Lenfest group enters into exclusive agreement to negotiate … Read More

Chicago Reporter for NYTimes Suggests GOP Candidates' Rising "Anti-Muslim Rhetoric" Could Lead to Hate Crimes

The Chicago News Cooperative is -- or was -- a nonprofit journalistic entity that produces content for the Chicago edition of the New York Times. It will cease filing this weekend, having lost an expected grant. Among the delights Chicago...Show More Summary

Chicago News Cooperative: A Daughter’s Love, a Mother’s Last Breath

2 years agoHealth : NYT: Health

After seeing what her mother had endured in her three years in nursing homes, Ellen Goode knew more personal care would be the best option for a longer life and a more peaceful death.

The IRS and the Chicago News Cooperative

I wrote back in November that the tax man was making it harder for the nonprofit-news movement to flourish or even survive. Now the IRS figures prominently in the downfall of a major nonprofit news organization, the Chicago News Cooperative. The CNC will "suspend publication" this weekend after the MacArthur Foundation withdrew its funding, citing concerns about its status...

CNC editor: No MacArthur Foundation interference

Chicago News Cooperative editor Jim O’Shea has responded to Geoff Dougherty’s claim that the MacArthur Foundation-CNC relationship soured because the nonprofit news outlet “had enough reporters and know-how to cause problems with MacArthur buddies at City Hall.” He writes in an email: Even a cursory amount of reporting would show that to be totally untrue. … Read More

Did CNC ’cause problems’ for MacArthur’s City Hall friends?

Chicago journalist Geoff Doughtery claims the Chicago News Cooperative and MacArthur Foundation went sour because CNC “had enough reporters and know-how to cause problems with MacArthur buddies at City Hall.” He writes: If the president of the MacArthur Foundation wants to give you half a million dollars, he’s got enough lawyers to find a way … Read More

Chicago News Cooperative to suspend publication

The Chicago News Cooperative announced officially today that it will be suspending its contributions to The New York Times. As of next Sunday, the Chicago organisation will no longer submit articles to The New York Times Midwest pages or to...

Chicago sheriff: Mental health cuts mean more prisoners

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

Chicago’s Cook County Jail, a harsh holding cell stuffed with up to 11,000 prisoners at any given time, is about to become even more crowded, according to The Chicago News Cooperative. Tom Dart, The Cook County Sheriff, told The Chicago News Cooperative on Monday th …

Chicago News Cooperative Suspends Publication

The nonprofit Chicago News Cooperative is suspending publication effective Feb. 26, it announced today. “Unlike similar start-up efforts like the Texas Tribune in Austin, the Bay Citizen in San Francisco and ProPublica in New York, we...Show More Summary

Chicago News Cooperative managing editor discusses nonprofit’s woes

Watch February 20, 2012 – Chicago News Cooperative To Suspend Operations on PBS. See more from Chicago Tonight.

Chicago News Cooperative hyperlocal site suspends publication

The hyperlocal Chicago News Cooperative site, which supplies Chicago-area content to the New York Times, announced today it will suspend publication. The non-profit site was founded in 2009. It will stop production to reassess the situation on Feb. Show More Summary

James O'Shea announces a halt

James O'Shea, founder, editor, and CEO of the Chicago News Cooperative, announced Monday that CNC was suspending operations because of a lack of funds. This decision was reported over the weekend by the Reader.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

James O’Shea calls early reporting on Chicago News Coop’s demise “sloppy” and “inaccurate”

2 years agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Chicago News Cooperative is planning to suspend operations next Sunday, editor and CEO James O’Shea announced in a letter to readers today. Word of the Coop’s fate spread on Friday, beginning with a story in the Chicago Reader and… Read more

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