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Darryl Holliday

Darryl Holliday is a journalist, multimedia storyteller and reformed crime reporter based in Chicago.

He’s the editorial director and co-founder of City Bureau, a civic media lab based on Chicago's South Side, and a producer with the Invisible Institute. In 2011, Darryl co-founded Illustrated Press, a media production collective covering urban issues with comics, sequential art and traditional reporting. He's been cultivating and supporting innovative approaches to media coverage, newsroom diversity and civic engagement ever since—formerly as a beat reporter for DNAinfo Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Darryl's independent reporting has been featured in a range of outlets from the Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine to CityLab and The Guardian. He's been the recipient of the Studs Terkel Award, the Sidney Award, the Alfred P. Weisman Award and an "Innovation/Format Buster" Alternative Association of Alternative Newsmedia award.


The 2017 Third Coast/RHDF Competition awards the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Directors' Choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking and Best Foreign Language.