Since 1972, The Chicago Reporterâ€™s data-driven investigative reporting has uncovered racial injustice and governmental neglect. It also has launched the careers of many journalists in Chicago and beyond.
When the Reporterâ€™s parent organization unceremoniously placed the well-funded publication on â€œhiatusâ€ in the fall of 2020, journalists from across the country rallied to demand an explanation.
Thinkinc. assisted a group of alumni from the Reporter to bring even more light to the puzzling cessation of operations. We issued a press release and spread the alumniâ€™s hashtag #SaveTheChicagoReporter as we secured coverage on the venerable news program â€œChicago Tonight.â€ Thinkinc. is honored to do this work pro bono because a free press is one of the pillars of American Democracy.