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.