Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 20, 2004 -
The Austin Voice has announced that starting in January 2005 it will be moving from a bi-weekly to a full color weekly publication as the paper continues to undergo a major expansion. Under the guidance of Isaac Jones, Brad Cummings and Andrew Griffin, The Austin Voice has been the leading newspaper on the West Side of Chicago for close to 20 years.
ÂWeÂve been a cheerleader in the civic-media movement,Â Mr. Cummings states. ÂWe donÂt simply report stories, we get involved; we are a part of the community.Â
The Austin Voice prides itself on not only reporting news to the community, but also being an advocate on the communityÂs behalf as well. The paper has undertaken many projects in this role, including improving community safety for the residents on ChicagoÂs West Side. To do this The Austin Voice decided to do its own investigation into criminal activity on the west side. Through this investigation the paper published names (and at times pictures) of gang members and drug dealers, which in turn led the Chicago Police Department to make arrests.
Through The Austin VoiceÂs diligence and dedication the newspaper has received numerous accolades for the service it provides to ChicagoÂs West Side. In addition to winning the Ethics in Journalism award given out by the Society of Professional Journalists, the newspaper has also been honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major award, which celebrates individuals who fight against social injustices.
As The Austin Voice nears 20 years of excellence the newspaper continues to grow and expand. With the January 2005 move to a full color weekly publication, The Austin Voice is looking forward to remaining a cornerstone in ChicagoÂs West Side while expanding across city.
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