09 Feb 2019

Film Review: No Easy Ways Out On ‘Beale Street’

Kevin Gosztola reviews “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature the night before the Oscars. He offers some commentary on why the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences did not nominate the film for “Best Picture.” The aesthetic of a Barry Jenkins

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26 Jan 2019

‘Minding The Gap’: Oscar-Nominated Film About Trauma At Home And Growing Up

“Minding The Gap” is a 2018 feature documentary nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola offers a review. The documentary revolves around three characters, who dealt with trauma in their home during adolescence by turning to skateboarding. It grapples with issues of toxic

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Katie Tuten speaks at Lincoln Yards Meeting. Photo by Aaron Cynic.
21 Jan 2019

#ChiMayor19—Episode 2: Megaprojects For The Rich, Crumbs For The People

Listen to the episode of “#ChiMayor19” with journalist Aaron Cynic by clicking the below player:   In conjunction with reporting from journalist Aaron Cynic on the Chicago mayoral election, Shadowproof is producing a limited podcast series, “#ChiMayor19,” featuring Aaron. A new episode will be posted after each of Aaron’s reports

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05 Jan 2019

In Conversation: Aaron Cynic Discusses Race For Next Chicago Mayor

Listen to the conversation with journalist Aaron Cynic by clicking the below player: Shadowproof launched a six-part series by Aaron Cynic on the upcoming mayoral election in Chicago. It presents a major opportunity to advance a progressive agenda in the city because Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not seeking a third

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21 Dec 2018

Top Ten Albums Of Protest Music In 2018

Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker compile list of best protest music albums from 2018, including Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, Kamasi Washington, and Xiuhtezcatl

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Chicagoans on a bus tour about economic inequality hosted by the Grassroots Collaborative pose at Jackson Park, the site of the Barack Obama Presidential Library. (Photo by Aaron Cynic)
17 Dec 2018

Support Our New Series On Chicago’s Fight For A People’s Agenda After Rahm Emanuel

Our new series profiles the push for a progressive mayoral agenda in Chicago as Rahm Emanuel announces he will not seek re-election.

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13 Nov 2018

Supporting Journalism Not Driven By Trump’s Insult Of The Day

Our journalism doesn’t depend on White House access. Hire journalists to report on daily injustices instead of President Twitter’s Insult of the Day.

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01 Nov 2018

Closing Out The Year With More Critical Reporting From Journalists We Like To Support

Your support has helped us expand our support for freelance journalism in 2018. You have increased our ability to publish incisive and tenacious journalism. We’re ready to close out the year with more critical reporting from hard-working journalists. But we need your help to fund freelance opportunities for our community

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26 Oct 2018

Freelance Journalists: Open Call For Submissions For November

Shadowproof is seeking pitches from freelance journalists or writers for publication on our website in November.

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Creative Commons Photo via Ichigo121212 on Pixabay (source: https://pixabay.com/en/prison-prison-cell-jail-crime-553836/)
20 Oct 2018

Member Newsletter: Breaking Through Secrecy That Enables Abuse Of Prisoners

Journalist and editor Brian Sonenstein recently wrote about retaliation for supporting the prison strike and provides further insights into his reporting.

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