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Zack Stoner, left, pictured with two members of Good Brothers, a community group he was part of. Stoner was shot dead in Chicago in May. (Charles Preston)

With Zack Stoner’s killing, Chicago loses vital voice covering overlooked community

I weighed the possibility of being killed for writing this. Seriously. I know that shedding light on or speaking about particular persons and issues can increase the likelihood of being murdered, especially in Chicago. To some this may seem like hyperbole or another introduction to a hit-piece on the city’s violence, exaggerating statistics and depicting…

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Independent music journalist and video blogger Zachary Stoner is shown in this screenshot from his YouTube channel, zacktv1.

Independent music journalist Zachary Stoner killed in Chicago

Chicago, June 4, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of independent music journalist Zachary Stoner, who was shot to death in the early hours of May 30 in Chicago, Illinois. Stoner published videos to his YouTube channel zacktv1, which focused on community life and hip hop artists in his hometown of Chicago.

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