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Jim Ylisela
Co-Owner and Managing Partner

Jim Ylisela is an award-winning veteran Chicago journalist and former publisher of He brings more than 30 years of experience in writing, editing, communications research and consulting.


Jim designed and organized newsrooms for many organizations, including Northwestern University’s Medill graduate School of Journalism, where he served as faculty member and co-director of the Medill News Service from 1988 to 2001.


With Mark Ragan, Jim is co-founder and managing partner of Ragan Consulting Group. He works with communicators to create brand journalism news sites, organize and train writers and editors, and restore reporting (and creative storytelling) to internal and external communications.