Medill Media Teens: Guidance counselors say they see increased stress among CPS teens

As part of the Medill Media Teens program, Chicago Public School students received training and worked closely with Medill master’s students to report and write an article that covered an issue in their school community.  By Karen Campos Medill Media Teens Juan Carlos Salinas felt he never had the mental health support from his school […]

Medill Media Teens: CPS students call out dress code policies as sexist

As part of the Medill Media Teens program, Chicago Public School students received training and worked closely with Medill master’s students to report and write an article that covered an issue in their school community. The piece below, produced under the mentorship of Medill master’s students Sarah Stark and Peter Winslow, focuses on student voices […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 10

This week’s episode of “Chicago This Week” focuses on the environment. Medill reporters take a look at efforts to make the city’s beer industry more sustainable and explain the growth of green roofs in the city, and also reflect on the life of one special bird and the legacy he leaves behind. “Chicago This Week” […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 9

In this week’s episode of “Chicago This Week,” we welcome summer. Chicagoans return to the lake for the opening of beach season and take to the parks to picnic and explore. We’ll show you some great spots to eat and drink outside this time of year. “Chicago This Week” is a half-hour show that features […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 8

This week’s episode of “Chicago This Week” is all about sports. Reporters reflect on the passage of Title IX 50 years ago, take a look at a historic Chinese American sport that local athletes still play and share their thoughts on the upcoming NBA draft. “Chicago This Week” is a half-hour show that features news, […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 7

This week’s episode of “Chicago This Week” celebrates local heroes who show up for others and make an impact. From community advocates to business leaders to educators, these Chicagoans are making a difference. “Chicago This Week” is a half-hour show that features news, sports, business and entertainment stories from around Chicago. All the producing, reporting, […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 6

In this episode of “Chicago This Week,” thousands of Chicagoans demonstrate in favor of protecting abortion rights, the Special Olympics kick off at Soldier Field and we meet a basketball coach who lost his ability to walk but still inspires kids on the court. “Chicago This Week” is a half-hour show that features news, sports, […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 5

This week’s episode of “Chicago This Week” features reporting on the Cook County Sheriff’s Department helping the Chicago Police Department, TikTok moms in time for Mother’s Day and the Big East champion DePaul tennis team. “Chicago This Week” is a half-hour show that features news, sports, business and entertainment stories from around Chicago. All the […]

WATCH: Chicago This Week — Episode 4

Episode 4 of “Chicago This Week” examines the latest legal decision in the Laquan McDonald case. We get an exclusive tour inside Soldier Field, and we take part in a social media exercise trend that’s new to Chicago. “Chicago This Week” is a half-hour show that features news, sports, business and entertainment stories from around […]