Illinois State’s Marshaun Coprich looking to excel in the NFL

By Chris Hayre Former Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich is just weeks away from fulfilling his NFL dream. Medill Reports’ Chris Hayre sat down with the two-time FCS All-American to learn more about how past experiences have shaped his life as he prepares for the 2016 NFL draft.

Black youth in Chicago and the future of American politics

A Medill Newsmakers Report By Jasmine Cen In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, we invited three guests to help us understand the black youth in Chicago. Three topics were discussed during the show: how community violence impacts the black youth in Chicago, who the young activists are, and what the political scientist thinks about the […]

Women in Sports Media: Chicago Compared to the National Landscape

By Lena Blietz A Medill Newsmakers Report In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, sports journalists and other members of the media discuss the changing role of women in sports. [vimeo 158929012 w=474] Peggy Kusinski and Megan Mawicke, sports reporters in Chicago, discuss their experiences in Chicago. Jacob Ullman, of Fox Sports, and USA Today’s Christine […]

Medill Newsmakers: The State of Black Entrepreneurs

By Haydee Clotter A Medill Newsmakers Report African Americans own 1.9 million businesses in the United States, an increase of nearly 61 percent from 2002, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, American Express 2015 State of Women-Owned Business Report, Wells Fargo and Gallup’s Small Business and Diverse Segments Lending Study. In this edition of Medill […]

Clashes between police and demonstrators continue in Chicago

By Emiliana Molina A Medill Newsmakers Report The numbers of people killed by police each year are disproportionally Black and Latino. Eight people were killed by Chicago police officers in 2015 and seven of them were African American. The pain, anger and fear felt every time there is a new name involved with police shootings […]