Video: Chicago teacher struggles to address ‘fake news’

By Marianna Brady Teacher Mark Lenz is struggling to teach his English class students at Catalyst-Maria High School on Chicago’s southwest side about sources now that President Donald Trump has claimed that CNN and other media organizations are “fake news.” Lenz said he feels awkward that he is forced to contradict the president about what […]

Snapchat Video: Obama returns home to Chicago for final remarks as president

By Marianna Brady President Obama returned home to Chicago for his final remarks to the nation as commander-in-chief in a moving farewell speech on Tuesday. The speech was attended by a diverse group of about 18,000 supporters, including celebrities and politicians, according to The Chicago Tribune. We covered the event live on Snapchat; you can […]

Snapchat Video: Chicagoans endure the cold for tickets to Obama’s farewell

By Marianna Brady Thousands of people braved single-digit temperatures to stand in line for free tickets to President Obama’s farewell address this weekend. Tickets for the president’s speech, which will take place at McCormick Place on Tuesday night, were handed out beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. However, the line started to form as […]

Immigrants use Snapchat to amplify their voices before Trump

Photo Illustration by Marianna Brady at Medill Reports

By Marianna Brady President-elect Trump has used Twitter during his campaign and after his presidential election victory to speak directly with the public. He’s harnessed Twitter as a way to quickly express his opinions. Undocumented immigrants and members of Congress are turning to the platform Snapchat to share their stories. We used the messaging app […]