Darryl Holliday is a journalist, multimedia storyteller and reformed crime reporter based in Chicago. He’s the co-founder News Lab Director at City Bureau, a civic media lab based on Chicago's South Side. In 2011, Darryl co-founded Illustrated Press, a media production collective covering urban issues with comics, sequential art and traditional reporting. He's been cultivating and supporting innovative approaches to media coverage, newsroom diversity and civic engagement ever since—formerly as a beat reporter for DNAinfo Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Darryl's independent reporting has been featured in a range of outlets from the Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine to CityLab and The Guardian. His work with illustrated journalism has been featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Harold Washington Library and he's presented on the impact and growth of innovative approaches to journalism at the Logan Symposium for Investigative reporting and the Online News Association Conference (ONA), among others. He's been the recipient of the Studs Terkel Award, the Sidney Award, the Alfred P. Weisman Award and an "Innovation/Format Buster" Alternative Association of Alternative Newsmedia award. He's currently working on the first full-length graphic novel for the Illustrated Press, Kedzie Avenue.
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