In the Summer 2016 issue of Northwestern University Magazine, the Social Justice News Nexus is highlighted as “shining a light on inequality”, and award-winning journalist and Social Justice News Nexus fellow Alison Flowers’ piece “Trying to Keep on Growing” is featured as the Purple Prose.
“The variety of voices makes social justice journalism work, [SJNN Fellowship director Kari] Lydersen says. ‘It’s journalism that aims to expose and change inequalities and inequities,’ she says. ‘It doesn’t advocate for one specific outcome, but it does aim to make the world a better place through articles that are informed by and include the voices of the people most affected by the issues.'”
Read the full story: Stories That Matter by Northwestern University Magazine
“Living in Chicago, I’ve had a front-row seat to the experiences of these and many other exonerees, because Cook County leads the country in the number of exonerations since 1989. A long history of corruption in the Chicago Police Department, which has led to many wrongful convictions, has also given rise to a number of pro bono law clinics and projects in the city that are dedicated to freeing the innocent.”
Read the full story: Trying to Keep on Growing by Alison Flowers ’09 MS