Thursday, February 15

Public Newsroom #51: How News Helps Integrate Immigrant Communities

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Chicago In Arabic began as a Facebook page that translated local news articles into Arabic. Now, its website and social media platforms reach thousands of Arabic-speaking Chicagoans, many of whom are immigrants who rely on the website to learn about their newly adopted city. Anwar Jebran and Malek Abdulsamad founded Chicago in Arabic in August of 2016 after realizing the lack of quality media that addresses Chicago news in Arabic; currently, the Chicago in Arabic team includes nine volunteers that help create content, translate articles and create graphics. Anwar and Malek will host Public Newsroom #51 to discuss how they started Chicago in Arabic, where the platform will go next, and how best to reach non-English-speaking populations.

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