Working at The Chicago Reporter would be a great gig in my eyes. The writing is more creative than AP style, but still maintains objectivity. The only normatives evident in its coverage are the ideas that poverty and racism are important problems in the city of Chicago, and that the criminal justice system is often discriminatory against poor and minorities. The audience is socially conscious metro Chicago dwellers, and people interested in issues of poverty nationwide. I’m attracted to the idea of working at The Chicago Reporter because it does not confine its writers to a purely straight reporting style, but the magazine safeguards its reputation by relying heavily on data. It is a political publication, but does not bother with the more shallow horserace angles and sometimes scandal-driven side of politics.
Blog Post Seven: Dream Outlet – The Chicago Reporter