José is a Chicago-based reporter for The Click. As the Senior Engagement Specialist for the Chicago Neighborhood Policing Initiative, José works alongside Chicago residents to reimagine the role of police and community members when it comes to the co-production of public safety. He is interested in covering public safety, politics, race, and urban planning issues. José is pursuing a Master’s in Journalism from NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
November 1, 2023
Automating Newsroom Translations with AI
ChatGPT and Zapier are tools news organizations should consider to help produce and share news.
April 4, 2023
Shooting Survivor Sues Chicago Police Over ‘Non-Pursuit’ Policy
A 24-year-old man who survived a shooting is suing the City of Chicago for allegedly failing to pursue the suspect who later shot him.
March 11, 2023
Chicago’s Bronzeville Community Highlighted at the Chicago History Museum
”[W]e are centering the Black community, but for us, this is for all of Chicago because Black history is Chicago history and is America’s history,” Storms told The Click.
February 27, 2023
Q&A: Making Sense of the Fight Over Freight in Illinois
"[P]eople of color disproportionately live next to highways. If you have all the freight facilities and all the highways mostly being adjacent to Black and Latino communities, we're the ones that are dealing with the negative impacts of air pollution the most."
February 15, 2023
Police Oversight Commission Challenges Use of ‘Gang Database’ in Chicago
Chicago’s new civilian police oversight commission challenged the Chicago Police Department’s use of the so-called gang database in its first directive issued Jan. 26 during a community meeting at Olive-Harvey College.