A two-part special report on the demise of South Side taverns by NNS reporter Edgar Mendez won a gold award in the “online hard feature” category at the Milwaukee Press Club’s annual Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism. Former NNS reporter Naomi Waxman won the bronze award in the same category for her special report on barriers to reproductive health.
Today and tomorrow only! If you make a donation of $60 or more to NNS, you can get a free copy of “The Long March to Freedom,” a beautifully illustrated, 32-page compilation of the 15-part series NNS produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic open housing marches.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is excited to announce the publication of “The Long March to Freedom,” a commemorative 32-page book illustrated by local artist Gabriela Riveros. The book is a compilation of our 15-part series marking the 50th anniversary of the historic open housing marches organized by the NAACP Youth Council under the guidance of the Rev. James Groppi. It features the personal stories of nine members of the Youth Council, as well as in-depth articles written by NNS staff.
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Whether you can donate $10, $100 or $1,000, your donation will be matched by News Match 2017. Your contribution to NNS must be made between now and Dec. 31, 2017, to be eligible for the match. This is a unique opportunity to DOUBLE the value of your contribution. Please donate today!
View from the Street: Grassroots Activism in the Black Community, a panel discussion hosted by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service on Wednesday, Oct. 25, is sold out, but you can watch it live on Facebook beginning at 6 p.m. Panelists are activists Andre Lee Ellis, Vaun Mayes and Markasa Tucker.
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of an extraordinary event in Milwaukee history. A group of African-American teenagers belonging to the NAACP Youth Council, under the guidance of their advisor, the Rev. James Groppi, marched for 200 nights, often facing hostile white crowds, in support of open housing legislation in the city.
To commemorate the anniversary, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has created a series of articles, videos and photographs examining various aspects of the March on Milwaukee. Read more
The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from RTDNA for Allison Dikanovic’s special report, “A Crime Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in Milwaukee.” The two-part series ran on Feb. 29 and March 1, 2016. The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
Coverage of the unrest in Sherman Park last August by Andrea Waxman, Jabril Faraj and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service staff has been recognized in the Milwaukee Press Club’s annual Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism competition.
This multimedia series about leaders of nonprofit organizations serving the central city was produced by Professor Herbert Lowe’s spring 2016 digital journalism class at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, in partnership with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.