Austin Berg is the Director of Content Strategy for the Illinois Policy Institute. He works to tell the stories of Illinoisans who are affected by public policy through writing, photography and video.
He and his work have been featured in the Economist, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, ABC 7 Chicago and WTTW. He is the winner of two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club for his photojournalism work.
Austin is the co-author of “The New Chicago Way: Lessons from other Big Cities,” published in 2019 by Southern Illinois University Press. He was also the writer of the 2016 documentary film, “Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.”
He is a graduate of Tufts University.