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 Triibe, WBEZ, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at 6100 S Blackstone Ave. Chicago, IL 60637.
Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Serrato
Managing Editor Adam Przybyl
Senior Editors Martha Bayne, Christopher Good, Olivia Stovicek, Sam Stecklow, Alma Campos, Jim Daley
Section Editors Sky Patterson, Wendy Wei, Jocelyn Martinez-Rosales
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
Executive Director Damani Bolden
Office Manager Mary Leonard
Advertising Manager Sue Malone
Production Manager: Tony Zralka
Webmaster Pat Sier
Board of Directors
Director Ben Austen
Director Rahsaan Sales
Secretary Harry Backlund
Editorial Representative Adam Przybyl
Chair Jill Petty