Our Story

After founding GLV, DiMarkco Chandler built a strong education program for budding journalists. Over the years, the program grew and the concept for The News School was born. The education and support staff are committed to providing students with the opportunity to become successful writers. The professional courses offer specialized training for students seeking to learn the core values of journalistic ethics and excellence. The News School prepares students, who successfully complete the program, to become proficient in an industry filled with new challenges and opportunities in the world of digital revolution.


Education is the power to seek out, explore and develop your passion, a passion that is unique to you in how you will express it, and in the ways that you will share your passion for adding value to the world.

Father Larry Dowling

Who We Are

Father Larry and St. Agatha’s Church is committed to supporting changes in their community. Parishioners and staff strive to be a proactive force in Southeast Chicago.

They supported the News School high school program in the summer of 2016. Fr. Larry enthusiastically assisted the News School to continue offering the program. Another project the church plans to achieve is opening a Mental Health Center in the community.



Who We Are

The team at Frackle Media is dedicated to reporting the news from an objective point of view. The management, editors and certified journalists work together to maintain the cohesive environment that produces efficacious news sites.

At the News School, the instructors and teaching assistants work as a team to transition the students from potential to fulfillment. We are an energetic and enthusiastic group of educators, whose intent is to support a growing cadre of citizen journalists.

Meet Our Team

Join Our Team

Christine Houston

Co-Founder / Columnist / TV Reporter / Instructor

Father Larry Dowling

Senior Advisor / Columnist
Cherese Jackson

Cherese Jackson

Executive Editor / Human Resource Director
Cathy Milne

Cathy Milne

Assistant Education Director/Chief Political Editor
Jeanette Smith

Jeanette Smith

Senior Entertainment Editor / Content Mgr.
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Leigh Haugh

Senior Health Editor / Copy Editor
Jireh Gibson

Jireh Gibson

Senior US Editor
Dyanne Weiss

Dyanne Weiss

Special Report Editor

Jessica Hamel

Senior Science Editor
Tracy Blake

Tracy Blake

Teacher's Assistant / Editor in Training

D. Chandler

Education Director / Project Manager

Gricelda Vicario

Graphic / Design Director
suyog Goraksh

Suyog Goraksh

HTML/CSS/PHP Lead Developer

Laurel Fee

Editor in Training

Jeanette Phillips

Student/Teacher Aid