CJC 2020
April 11-12 | Chicago

the hosts

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Institute of Politics

The nonpartisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago is an extracurricular program designed to ignite in young people a passion for politics and public service. In the past six years, the IOP has welcomed over 1,200 guests to campus as part of its Speaker Series, hosted 113 Fellows as part of its resident and visiting Pritzker Fellows Program, supported over 1,200 fully-funded student internships around the world, and helped over 800 students participate in student-led civic engagement projects.

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Nieman Foundation for Journalism

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard houses a dynamic set of initiatives to promote and elevate the standards of journalism and educate and support those poised to make important contributions to its future. Nieman does this through fellowship programs, online and print publications, and programming that convenes some of the leading thinkers of our time.


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Google News Initiative

The Google News Initiative (GNI) is Google’s effort to help journalism thrive in the digital age. The GNI brings together everything we do in collaboration with news publishers and the ecosystem - across products, partnerships, and programs - to help build a stronger future for news. The GNI fuels these efforts through a $300m commitment focused on three objectives: elevating and strengthening quality journalism; evolving business models to drive sustainable growth and empowering news organizations through technological innovation.


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The Joyce Foundation

The Joyce Foundation is a nonpartisan private foundation that invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region. Joyce supports policy research, development, and advocacy in five areas: Education and Economic Mobility, Environment, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform, Democracy, and Culture. Joyce focuses its grant making in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and partners with funders to explore promising policy solutions in other states or at the federal level.


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The Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation works with communities in Chicagoland and across Illinois to develop educated, informed, and engaged citizens. The foundation’s aim is to assist communities, to strengthen democracy, and help ensure that all families and children have the opportunities they need to flourish.