Project Manager, Solving For Chicago

Sam Cholke

Sam Cholke is an award-winning journalist and media manager based in Chicago, Ill.

Currently, he is the project director of the Solving for Chicago nonprofit, an ambitious collaboration among 20 newsrooms to create impactful journalism on pressing topics and improve the financial sustainability of the outlets involved in the project.

Prior to joining LMA, he lead the largest conference on community engagement in journalism in the country and fellowships with ProPublica Illinois, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and other newsrooms as program manager for media and journalism with Illinois Humanities.

As a journalist, he has worked on assignment for The Washington Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine and other publications. He was part of the founding team of DNAinfo Chicago and has appeared on local and national radio programs as an expert on the South Side of Chicago.

Originally from Rockford, Ill., he now lives on the South Side of Chicago with his family.

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