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Darryl Holliday

A Black man with short dreadlocks and full beard smiles as he looks off to the right-hand side. His arms are crossed over each other as he sites at a table. Behind him there is a computer and bookshelf. He wears a black hoodie under a gray knit sweater.

Journalist, civic strategist, and media organizer

Darryl Holliday is a journalist, civic strategist, and media organizer. In 2015, he co-founded City Bureau, a Chicago-based civic media lab on Chicago’s South Side, where he designed participatory programs, projects, and platforms like the Documenters Network, a national nexus for community members committed to covering local public meetings. A former local beat reporter, Darryl knows that journalism can create the conditions for systems change. He’s collaborated with colleagues around the world on reporting practices that inform, engage, and equip communities toward civic action. He’s an Ashoka Fellow, Studs Terkel Award winner, and a proud “Leader for a New Chicago.”

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