Medill Newsmakers

Medill Newsmakers: News from around Chicago

The latest editions of Medill Newsmakers:

How virtual reality is changing our lives

In this segment of Medill Newsmakers, we provide an introduction to virtual reality and how it impacts education, business and social applications.


Chicago Police and restorative justice

In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we examine the findings of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s recent report detailing practices of excessive force, lax discipline and poor training within the Chicago Police Department. We also examine solutions to heal Chicago’s broken justice system, including the use of restorative justice.


Celebrating immigration

This edition of Medill Newsmakers explores past and present immigration to Chicago.


Modern issues in sports

In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we explore how sports reporters are dealing with the Trump political climate and new treatments for athletes with ACL injuries.


Chicago positive

This edition of Medill Newsmakers explores what’s going right in Chicago neighborhoods that rarely get positive publicity.


Gender equality

In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, high school students learn to challenge gender norms and Chicago filmmakers remake gender narratives.


Sexual assault in sports

This edition of Medill Newsmakers explores the changing landscape of reporting sexual assaults in sports.


The following reporters and producers contributed to these newsmaker segments: Giuliana Allegrotti; Allie Burger; Henry Keyser; Casey Hoffman; Alexandria Whittler; Lauren Jensik; Elan Kane; Wen Yee Lee and Brent Schwartz.