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YR Media Establishes Chicago Office Presence with Pilsen Lease

YR Media has secured a new physical space in the Chicago area to serve as the award-winning youth media nonprofit organization’s Midwest hub. The 5,200-square-foot office, located at 1100 W. Cermak Rd. in the West Side’s Pilsen neighborhood, will transform YR Media’s current virtual Midwest operation into a physical learning and multimedia production hub for historically underrepresented content creators ages 14-24. 

Complete with a fully functioning newsroom and recording studios, the new hub location easily accessible by public transportation, making it seamless for YR Media content creators from across the Chicagoland area to access the offices, according to YR Media.  

“Chicago is the third largest media market in the nation, with an undeniable, talented pool of highly diverse content creators who are all too often left out of the storytelling and creation equation,” said Kyra Kyles, CEO, YR Media, a Chicago native who moved to Oakland three years ago. 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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