launches NATO Summit Help Desk


Attention journalists covering the G8/NATO summits: is a resource for journalists covering Chicago. In addition to Chicago issue briefs and local source lists, Community Media Workshop is staffing a NATO Summit help desk with veteren local reporters that can connect journalists to reporting resources, local advice and latest updates on what’s happening during the NATO Summit. connects reporters to sources for Chicago background pieces. We also have story leads and briefings on how Chicago tells the story of the broader NATO and G8 agenda. Our goal is more complex storytelling than podiums and protests, and a chance to connect journalists to the rich array of local sources available to them while reporting around the summits. The site is an independent, nonprofit effort by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Community Media Workshop.

The Help Desk is located online at or

  • via email ( ),
  • phone or SMS ( 773-234-NATO ),
  • Twitter ( @chistories ).

More resources:

  • is running a photo pool using images donated with a Creative Commons license. To participate, upload images to Flickr or Twitter with the hashtag #natophotopool. Images should be licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution for widest use. To access these images for use in media, visit during the summit.
  • ChicagoStories is running a community event calendar, one of the only places to include a comprehensive list of both unofficial and official events. To be included in this list, visit to submit an event. wants to help journalists cover Chicago, including the NATO Summit. Our agenda is simple: accurate, context-rich coverage of Chicago.


Jonathan Eyler-Werve
Director, Chicago Summit Project at Community Media Workshop

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