Chicago News Cooperative Plans to Grow Business Coverage With New Reporters

The Chicago News Cooperative wants to expand its business coverage and is on the lookout for reporters. Speaking to journalism students at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill, the co-op’s fonder Jim O’Shea said the site could eventually have three to four reporters covering business.
“We do cover some business now,” said O’Shea. “But we don’t have the resources yet” to cover all the areas of interest.

Launched in October 2009, the Chicago News Cooperative, which is a non-profit funded by foundations and donations, provides the New York Times with content on Friday and Sunday while also producing its own website.

“We would focus on the major stories that the papers aren’t doing,” said O’Shea. “I’d like to be able to do that on a more consistent basis. That’s why it’s important to get out there and raise money.”

While no new job openings are posted on its website, it’s good to see the non-profit growing.