Great Chicago Journalists and Journalism

Thursday, June 12, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, June 12 – July 24

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Matthew Blake

Through an examination of the Newberry’s journalism collection, including writers like Mike Royko and institutions like the shuttered City News bureau, we will explore the particular role of Chicago journalism in the mid-to-late twentieth century. From the words and works of Chicago-based journalists, we will analyze shifts in the politics and culture of Chicago, as well as changes in journalism itself.

Matthew Blake holds an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern. Since 2008 he has worked as a reporter focusing on politics and social justice.

Materials List

Required Text(s):

  • Course packet, to be purchased in class
  • Note: All readings in the packet will be duplications of items in the Newberry collections. Finding information, including box and folio locations, will be provided if you wish to see the originals in the manuscript collections.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Seven sessions, $209.
Register Online.