‘Windy City Times’ Publisher Establishes Scholarship For Alt-Journos

By: E&P Staff

Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim and her siblings are funding a new scholarship for female journalism students looking to pursue a career in alternative media, the Association for Women Journalists-Chicago announced Thursday.

Baim and her siblings Marcy Baim and Clark Baim, are funding the scholarship in honor of their mother, Joy Darrow.

“We would like this scholarship to go to a woman student pursuing a career in alternative journalism, including covering racial issues, international issues, and civil-rights issues,” Tracy Baim said. “Joy Darrow was a pioneer in both mainstream and alternative media, and we want this scholarship to help a journalist seeking to create her own path in the media landscape.”

The Association for Women Journalists-Chicago describes itself as “a nonpartisan association of women and men addressing the concerns of women in journalism and promoting the respectful treatment of women by the news media.”

The Joy Darrow Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in January. Applications for the scholarship will be available this fall. For more information, contact AWJ-Chicago president Mary Galligan at campergalligan@mindspring.com.

Darrow, who died in 1996 at age 63, had a long journalism career that included working as an urban affairs reporter for the Chicago Tribune from 1965 to 1970, and as managing editor of the Chicago Defender from 1972 to 1984. She was a press aide to Chicago Mayors Jane Byrne and Harold Washington.

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