City Bureau

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City Bureau brings people together to produce media that is impactful, equitable and responsive to the public.

Our Mission & Vision

City Bureau is a journalism lab reimagining local media. We do this by equipping people with skills and resources, engaging in critical public conversations and producing information that directly addresses people’s needs.

Drawing from our work in Chicago, we aim to equip every community with the tools it needs to eliminate information inequity to further liberation, justice and self-determination.

Our Core Values

City Bureau makes journalism more democratic from the ground up.

We don’t believe in heroes. We believe in holistic, structural change focused on equity and inclusivity.

We want to build this movement together. We value collaboration, responsiveness and exchange. We know we are standing on the shoulders of those who came before us, just as we will hoist others to stand on ours.

We value and respect the process as much as the product. We will always be open and honest about our successes, failures and the processes that led us there.

We believe in place. Though we may have an impact nationally and internationally, we are committed to Chicago.