Medill Newsmakers: Reporting on-air amid COVID-19 (Ep. 1)

By Anika Exum, Briana Garrett and Jennifer Ly Medill Reports The spread of this year’s ongoing pandemic came with necessary but unexpected and unprecedented modifications to both the television news industry and the lives of those working in it. Rick Sallinger of CBS4 Denver, Brandis Friedman of WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” and Medill School alumna Sheinelle […]

From military life to software pro: A Chicago coding boot camp’s impact

By Anika Exum Medill Reports Today, uncertainty frightens the American population as many find themselves either newly unemployed or at high risk of losing employment due to COVID-19. Although before the global pandemic, the feelings of uncertainty and insecurity were known all too well by Air Force veteran Gary Coffey and wife Karin Matsuyama when […]

Smack Dab Chicago works to keep serving community and staff amid COVID-19

By Anika Exum Medill Reports Smack Dab Chicago, a restaurant nestled “smack dab” in Rogers Park, offers a menu full of delectable items and lots of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. This and the addition of its warm space and staff draw every type of foodie, especially at their monthly free community dinners. However, with […]