Public Narrative Studs Terkel media awards Sept. 20

Public Narrative Studs Terkel media awards Sept. 20
September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Row 24
2411 S. Michigan Ave.
near McCormick Place
$100 per person
Susy Schultz

Public Narrative Studs Terkel media awards Sept. 20

More than 70 great storytellers — journalists from across the city — have won Public Narrative’s Studs Terkel Award. From M.W. Newman and Cheryl Corley in 1994 the first year that Studs’ handed out the award. All the way to the most recent group of awardees in last year’s class of 2017, which included Cate Cahan and the Univision Chicago newsroom.

They are a diverse, talented group of people, who make it a point to bring alive parts of Chicago many of us would otherwise never know. They are inspiring. And they take storytelling very seriously, as Lolly Bowean will tell you.

We are excited to hold this year’s Terkel Awards at Row 24, in the historic Motor Row district — south of the Loop and west of McCormick Place. Think of it as just across the street from the former Chicago Defender offices.

Owners Chris and Dana Fountain opened the venue a little more than a year ago. The landmark area was once the place to buy and repair autos. “At its peak, as many as 116 makes of automobiles were sold on Motor Row,” according to Chicago’s website page on landmarks. These days it is being remade into a music and entertainment district.

Parking will be available across the street. To get there via public transportation, take the CTA’s Green Line to the Cermak-McCormick Place stop, or catch a #1, #3 or #4 CTA bus.

Studs Terkel Public Narrative Media Awards 2018

Studs Terkel Public Narrative Media Awards 2018

Thursday, Sept. 20

Row 24, 2411 S. Michigan Ave.

For tickets and sponsorships, click here.

Thanks to our heroes, our sponsors.

Anchor level:

Photographer level: Michael Burke & Robert Charles

Susy Schultz & Jim Gillespie

Reporter level: Gordon Mayer Communications

Tickets for Public Narrative’s Stud’s Terkel Awards annual fundraiser are now on sale.
Now, more than ever we all need to celebrate and elevate great journalism.

We want to tell journalists: we support you.
And Public Narrative can’t do it without you.

Buy your early bird ticket for $75 until Aug. 29 to celebrate the reporters, editors, producers, videographers and photographers who cover the important issues in our city.

Good journalism has never mattered more. Join us in celebrating those leading the way at Row 24, 2411 S. Michigan Ave.

Stud's Terkel Public Narrative Dinner Fundraiser Sept. 20, 2018


$500 – Host | 2 VIP Tickets (includes 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception)

$100 – Tickets | August 30 to September 20

$75 – Early Bird Rate | Until August 29


$7,500 – Producer  | 10 VIP tickets + All below

$5,000 – Anchor | 8 VIP Tickets, 4 Public Narrative scholarships*, All below

$2,500 – Editor | 6 VIP Tickets, 2 scholarships*, Recognition from stage + All below

$1,000 – Photographer | 4 VIP Tickets, 1 scholarship*, Recognition in e-blasts + All below

$750 – Reporter | Recognition in program/AV presentation and on website + All below

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