Turning an adaptive lifestyle into a rewarding lifestyle

By Hannah Gebresilassie A Medill Newsmakers Report When society thinks of people in wheelchairs, we often think of what they can’t do instead of what they can do. In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, wheelchair users in Chicago open up about living an adaptive lifestyle. The perspectives come from gunshot survivors, Skyhawks wheelchair basketball team […]

Online harassment: A harsh reality for women covering sports

By EmmaKate Austin A Medill Newsmakers report In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we take a look at the harassment women covering sports experience online and through social media. Sports writers, radio hosts, anchors and commentators all give their take on this issue. [vimeo 169848933 w=474]

Presidential politics: The state of the 2016 race

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By Caroline Kenny A Medill Newsmakers Report In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, Caroline Kenny speaks with several political journalists and experts to discuss the state of the 2016 presidential campaign. Topics discussed include how this race differs from cycles of years past and what this year might mean for campaigns that are run in […]

#BlackWomenMatter: The fight to support incarcerated black women

By Jasmine M. Ellis A Medill Newsmakers Report There are 106,000 women in prison in the United States. But how does race factor into this? According to The Sentencing Project, the number of African-American women in prison was more than double that of white women in 2014.  This edition of Medill Newsmakers will examine how black women […]

Zika Virus: The facts, the fears and the future

By Neil Murthy A Medill Newsmakers Report The current Zika Virus epidemic first began in Brazil last year, and has since spread to more than 25 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. With the World Health Organization declaring the virus to be a “public health emergency of international concern,” the CDC, along with state […]

Covering local news in a time of unparalleled access

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By Tolly Taylor A Medill Newsmakers Report Like the events they cover, local news websites are constantly changing. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat–regardless of how consumers access the information, sites such as DNAinfo and Chicago Magazine strive to cover stories that matter. In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we talk to local journalists about how they have adapted […]

Crooked supporters: the criminal side of Argentine soccer

By Iacopo Luzi and Siying Li In Argentina there is a passion that beats everything else: the passion for soccer. Soccer is the main topic of discussion in almost every bar in Buenos Aires. The first story in newscasts is often the results of the last match. Love of the sport is demonstrated throughout the […]

Living a full life in spite of being blind

By Iacopo Luzi Maureen Reid, 44, lost her vision when she was 27 because of  type 1 diabetes. Today she works as a job placement counselor at the Chicago Lighthouse, a non-profit organization that assists visually impaired people all over the country. She agreed to be followed by Medill Reports during the month of May. […]

Chicago’s population problem: Flight from the Windy City

By Adam Rossow A Medill Newsmakers report Chicago, we have a problem. A population problem. Once a city boasting more than 3.6 million residents during its manufacturing and agricultural heyday in the 1950s, Chicago’s population dwindled to around 2.7 million in 2015, according to U.S. Census data released earlier this year. The factors behind the […]