Links Today Summer 2014 webcast: We produced another fantastic webcast with NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup and production was a BLAST! Our teen anchors and reporters did an excellent job of having fun while reporting on a mix of serious topics and lighthearted stories. Check out the finished webcast on September 3 at columbialinks.org.

Links Today Summer 2014 webcast: We produced another fantastic webcast with NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup and production was a BLAST! Our teen anchors and reporters did an excellent job of having fun while reporting on a mix of serious topics and lighthearted stories. Check out the finished webcast on September 3 at columbialinks.org.

#newsbroadcast #swag with @reginawaldroup from #NBC5. (at 33 East Congress, Columbia College)

#newsbroadcast #swag with @reginawaldroup from #NBC5. (at 33 East Congress, Columbia College)

We just finished our tour of #CBS2! Derrick Young, traffic reporter, guided our traffic through the control room to the studio. #journalism #fun #wefie (at CBS Chicago)

We just finished our tour of #CBS2! Derrick Young, traffic reporter, guided our traffic through the control room to the studio. #journalism #fun #wefie (at CBS Chicago)

A South Side Summer: We visited renowned artist Theaster Gates’ gallery at 69th and Dorchester. The students learned about how he uses his skills as an artist to revitalize and reinvest in a neighborhood. This particular gallery was two abandoned buildings that were rehabbed with found objects.

We’re in South Shore! What a beautiful lakeshore community in #Chicago (at South Shore Cultural Center)

We’re in South Shore! What a beautiful lakeshore community in #Chicago (at South Shore Cultural Center)

Meanwhile, the #ITeam is at the courthouse learning about #foia. This is deep. Photo by @sjd0327. #journalism #investigative

Meanwhile, the #ITeam is at the courthouse learning about #foia. This is deep. Photo by @sjd0327. #journalism #investigative

@reginawaldroup is here! So much learning! #lifeskills #journalism #instacollage (at 33 East Congress, Columbia College)

@reginawaldroup is here! So much learning! #lifeskills #journalism #instacollage (at 33 East Congress, Columbia College)

Quietly testing their #FirstAmendment knowledge. #shhh #journalism (at 33 East Congress, Columbia College)

Quietly testing their #FirstAmendment knowledge. #shhh #journalism (at 33 East Congress, Columbia College)

Starting our #summer progran right with Jinnie Cristerna, LCSW, CHt. Who said a psycologist couldn’t be #fun!? (at 33 East Congress, Columbia College)

Starting our #summer progran right with Jinnie Cristerna, LCSW, CHt. Who said a psycologist couldn’t be #fun!? (at 33 East Congress, Columbia College)

Meeting with Father Pfleger, April 8, 2014: Alumni from the Columbia Links program met with Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. The students discussed how they covered violence as a public health issue and personal stories on how they have experienced violence. Adan Pedroza, a senior at Eric Solorio Community Academy High School, wrote the cover story for the 2013 edition of R_Wurd, about St. Sabina’s basketball peace tournaments between rival gangs

Columbia Links is a journalism skills-building, news literacy and leadership development program for youth and teachers in Chicago Public Schools housed at Columbia College Chicago. Through workshops, mentoring, and the creation of youth-produced media, Links works to build expertise, relationships, skills and opportunities that connect students, teachers and volunteers through journalism, while revitalizing youth media in Chicago.

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