Logan Jaffe is the engagement reporter for ProPublica Illinois. She comes to ProPublica by way of The New York Times and Chicago Public Media (WBEZ). She was the multimedia producer for WBEZ's Curious City, a journalism project fueled by audience questions about Chicago, and previously an embedded mediamaker with The New York Times' Race/Related newsletter in collaboration with the documentary showcase POV, in which she reported and produced an audience-driven project confronting the pervasiveness of racism through everyday objects. She was also a producer with The NYTimes' Daily 360 project. In Chicago, she was a recipient of Chicago Filmmakers' Digital Media Production Fund for "Battle Flag," an interactive documentary which questions the meaning of the Confederate battle flag in America.
At ProPublica Illinois, we strive to be transparent about how our journalism gets done. But we can’t predict what you will find useful about it. So, tell us.
We’re still on the hunt for ultra-specific ways Illinoisans get information about their communities. Here are a few that you’ve suggested.
Molly Parker is a reporter at The Southern Illinoisan who’s been covering the housing and economic crisis in Cairo, Illinois, for the past two-and-a-half years.
Mom blogs. Prison newsletters. Neighborhood Facebook groups. Help us make a list of where Illinoisans get specific information.
The Freedom of Information Act is fundamental to investigative journalism. Here’s our strange attempt to get you to care about it.
There may be information about your case you’re unaware of.
We heard from nearly 250 people who offered advice on whether we should use the term “Downstate” in our reporting. Here are the results.
Calling all Illinoisans: Help us understand the location and connotations of “Downstate,” so our newsroom can better choose our words both in how we write and how we talk.
Step 1: Do journalism that’s informed by the people at the center of it. Step 2: Deliver it back to those people. Repeat.