The Community News Project  website is up and running with a preview of stories being produced through the Local Reporting Initiative  of the Chicago Community Trust . Check it out, bookmark the site – or sign up for e-mail updates or an RSS feed — and stay on top of reports as they are published.
It’s an impressive range of topics from a fascinating range of content producers, from seasoned journalists to community organizations to neighborhood writing groups.
Local Reporting Award grantees will be honored at a reception tomorrow (June 8, 4 to 8 p.m.) following the first day of Community Media Workshop’s Making Media Connections  conference at Columbia College’s film center, 1104 S. Wabash. Grantees will be giving short talks about their reporting projects.
The reception is open to invited guests and to all participants in the Making Media Connections conference. (Walk-in registrations are welcome on both days of the conference.)