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This site was made possible by a partnership of Community Media Workshop and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which culminated during the Chicago NATO summit.  The idea was aimed at deepening coverage of social issues during the May 2012 Chicago NATO summit by providing resources to journalists covering the event.


The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

Community Media Workshop
Since 1989 Community Media Workshop has worked to diversify the voices in news and public debates by providing a unique mix of communications coaching for grassroots, arts and other nonprofit organizations and sourcing grassroots and community news for journalists. Connecting the community with media, the Workshop promotes news that matters.


We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the following:

  • Marjorie Craig Benton
  • The Boeing Company
  • Crossroads Fund
  • The Joyce Foundation
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

We will happily provide additional transparency into our work on request — let us know what you need.


Contact ChicagoStories.org by e-mailing Public Narrative (formerly the Community Media Workshop) at info (at) publicnarrative (dot) org.

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