I worked for a small weekly free paper this summer. It was a learning experience.

I wrote up to six stories a week, but work 10 hours a week. I really learned how to file stories under deadline. I learned that calling police multiple times leads them to comment eventually. I learned that Chicago can be a tough place to report, but there is  always a joyful story to tell. I learned how to hold yourself to higher journalistic, even if an organization doesn’t always require a comment. But most importantly, I learned how to write fast and write well.

I wrote over 160 stories while I worked at the organization, but here are a few of my favorites.

News:

New city budget addresses budget and other challenges

Rodgers Park keeps violence down

IPRA video release leads to split reaction 

Crime Map: Fall does not call crime

Politics:

Where candidates stand on education

Your candidates’ stance on crime

Entertainment: 

Your Guide to Boystown

Open House Chicago: discover the hidden city

Guide to Chicago Air and Water Show

 

 

Jessica Lynk (7 Posts)