On Monday, July 25, teams from the Herald and South Side Weekly gathered to take a photograph commemorating the merger. Photo by Marc C. Monaghan
Photo by Marc C. Monaghan

Founded in 2013, South Side Weekly NFP is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to producing local journalism that is for, by, and about the South Side of Chicago. 

Over the past decade, the Weekly has grown from a volunteer-run newsroom to a nonprofit with eleven employees and a large network of freelance contributors. In 2022, the Weekly merged with the Hyde Park Herald, the oldest community newspaper in Chicago. Together, the papers reach tens of thousands of readers each week with award-winning original reporting on politics, education, housing, the arts and more.

South Side Weekly NFP is also dedicated to supporting and developing emerging journalists and storytellers through a variety of training opportunities including free workshops and an editor training fellowship. Former contributors have gone on to work for local outlets like Block Club Chicago, the TriibeWBEZ, and the Chicago Reader, as well as national outlets like the Washington Post and the New York Times

We distribute the paper bi-weekly on Thursdays. A full map of our distribution network is available here.

If you have submissions, story ideas, comments, or questions, you can reach us by phone at (773) 234-5388, by email at editor@southsideweekly.com, or by mail at 6100 S Blackstone Ave. Chicago, IL 60637.

For information about advertising, call Sue Malone at 773-358-3129
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Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Serrato
Managing Editor Adam Przybyl
Senior Editors  Martha Bayne, Christopher Good, Olivia Stovicek, Sam Stecklow, Alma Campos
Section Editors J. Patrick Patterson, Wendy WeiJocelyn Martinez-Rosales 
Investigations Editor Jim Daley
Community Engagement Editor  Chima Ikoro
Public Meetings Editor Scott Pemberton

Visuals Editor Kayla Bickham
Staff Illustrators Mell Montezuma, Shane Tolentino

Director of Fact-Checking Savannah Hugueley
Fact Checkers Siri Chilukuri, Grace Del Vecchio, Lauren Doan, Ellie Gilbert-Bair, Christopher Good, Savannah Hugueley, Kate Linderman, Zoe Pharo, Emily Soto

Director of Programs and Impact Malik Jackson
Office Manager Mary Leonard
Advertising Manager Sue Malone
Production Manager: Tony Zralka

Webmaster Pat Sier

Board of Directors
Jill Petty
Secretary Harry Backlund
Director Ben Austen
Director Rahsaan Sales
Editorial Representative Adam Przybyl

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