On October 25, 2013, Community Renewal Society is moving to:
111 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 820
Chicago, IL 60604.
Please update your records.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 7, 2013
For more information, contact:
lwashington [at] chicagoreporter [dot] com
Susan Smith Richardson named editor & publisher of The Chicago Reporter
Veteran editor, reporter and columnist will lead the 40-year old investigative news hub into a new digitally-focused era. Richardson takes over an iconic brand that has made national impact and won numerous awards.
Susan Smith Richardson has been named editor & publisher of The Chicago Reporter, the Community Renewal Society (CRS) announced today.
Richardson is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience as a reporter, editor and columnist. Her work has focused on race, poverty and social inequality, with an emphasis on blending narrative and data-driven journalism.Read more »
Award-Winning Magazine, Training Ground for Young Journalists Marks Four-Decade Milestone with “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” Gala in June
Chicago, Ill.— In 1972, veteran civil rights activist John A. McDermott imagined a monthly publication that would investigate and analyze racial issues. Founding Publisher McDermott recruited Lillian Calhoun, a veteran of the Chicago Sun-Times, as his co-editor. They met to plot the first issue, Calhoun recalled years later. “To save money, we decided on a newsletter, printed in good, clean Helvetica,” she said. “We chose extra-thin paper for inexpensive postage. Folded to letter size, it could fit in a busy executive’s pocket or purse.” Read more »
We have some great news to share with you!
CRS is pleased to announce that Rev. Alexander Sharp has been named the Acting Executive Director of Community Renewal Society (CRS) while we continue our national search for a permanent Executive Director. Rev. Sharp comes to CRS with a long and distinguished history of work with faith-based progressive organizations. He is best known for serving as the founding Executive Director of Protestants for the Common Good (PCG) from May 1996 through June 2012. Protestants for the Common Good is an Illinois faith-based education and advocacy organization that is in the final stages of merging with CRS. Rev. Sharp was instrumental in bringing together the well regarded policy work of Protestants for the Common Good with the organizing and publication strengths of Community Renewal Society.Read more »