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Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle breaks down photographing protests and rallies

August 7, 2019

In The Chronicle's second episode of its series “For the Record”—which gives a behind-the-scenes look at The Chronicle's reporting—Senior Photo Editor Mike Rundle analyzes some of his most note...

New program gives CPS grads advantage in job market

By Contributing Writer

October 15, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterGraduates of Chicago Public Schools may have an advantage in finding city jobs, thanks to a new initiative proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.The plan, introduced on Sept. 29, would offer what city officials called a “leg up” to CPS graduates by requiring that they make up 20 percent of applicant pools for city jobs. According to mayoral spokeswoman Caroline Weisser, this is good news ...

Musical therapy

By Emily Fasold

February 13, 2012

Music has been said to soothe the soul. Favorite tunes often feel therapeutic as they carry people through their darkest moments. But new research from the Boston University School of Medicine suggests that for Alzheimer’s disease patients, music may also improve memory.The study, published in the online journal “Neuropsychologia,” was the first to examine music’s cognitive benefits for Alzheimer’s patients in particular.The data showed that Alzheimer’s patients ...

National Geographic photographers offer advice to students

By Heather Scroering

October 17, 2011

Columbia welcomed four photojournalists on Oct. 11 in Film Row Cinema at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., who shared their career experiences to steer students in the right direction.Jim Richardson, Ami Vitale and Vince Musi, contributing photographers for National Geographic along with Chicago Tribune photographer Alex Garcia, presented their work and offered their advice to students who are trying to break into t...

Photographer living his dream

By Katy Nielsen

December 13, 2010

It was a lifelong passion that became a career for Columbia alumnus Scott R. Brandush. As a staff photographer at the Crown Point Star, the sister paper of Northwest Indiana's Post-Tribune, he received recognition for his work after entering his first photography contest.Brandush, 29, took home six awards—and was a finalist for photo of the year—at the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards banqu...

Fundraising for Athletes Across Borders

By JeffGraveline

November 2, 2009

For former Chicago Bear All-Pro Jerry Azumah and current Chicago Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas, giving back to the Chicago community is one of their top priorities. In an effort to give back to a city that has given them so much,  Azumah and Thomas hosted Athletes Across Borders,  a fundraiser for San Miguel Schools in Chicagoon Oct. 28.All of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to San Miguel Schools, which have two lo...

John H. White, Still In Flight

By Jody Warner

October 20, 2008

John H. White is a Chicago photojournalist who gained fame in the late 1970's based on his images depicting Chicago's South Side and the areas known then as Skid Row. White received a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1982 for his Chicago lifestyle images. He has been a staff photographer at the Chicago Sun-Times and a photojournalism instructor at Columbia College Chicago for more than 30 years....

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