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Veteran nonprofit strategist Lori Schwab joins City Limits today as our Managing Director, heading up City Limits' effort to create a financially sustainable model for local, public-interest journalism.

Mark Anthony Thomas, who's served as City Limits' director since November 2009, is leaving for a prestigious fellowship.

Talking about why corruption happens, what can be done to stop and what people think about it.

With a grant from the New York Community Trust, our 36-year archive is now digital (and fully accessible for free) online.

Our magazine's May 2011 report on staff sexual abuse of women inmates in New York State prisons won a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the national Society of Professional Journalists.

City Limits and the Brooklyn Community Foundation are teaming up to create a new source of hard-hitting news and hyperlocal reporting focused exclusively on New York City's most populous borough.

The rate of poverty is on the rise, but so is a willingness to at least talk about new ideas for addressing. Representatives of the Bloomberg and Obama administrations will give their takes at an upcoming public panel.

There's a new player in the New York civic news game: MetroFocus, a website run by WNET that will eventually evolve into a regular nighttime television broadcast.

Watch a video interview about the challenges facing young migrants who end up in immigration court without the money to hire a lawyer.

The state released new statistics on high school graduation rates. New York City's improved once again, but a new measure of college readiness suggests huge challenges remain.

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