Posts in category "ChicagoNow News"

Listen To Your Mother 2014: Video of ChicagoNow's participants

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For those of you who couldn’t make it to last May’s Listen To Your Mother production featuring four ChicagoNow bloggers, the videos have been released. Watch Julie “Chicago Public Fools” Vassilatos, Kim Z. “Listing Beyond Forty” Dale, Meggan “Trans Girl at the Cross” Sommerville and Crystal Intini “Parenting without a Parachute” Alperin deliver their impeccable... Read more »

Introducing the redesigned ChicagoNow

Tonight we unveiled a new design for ChicagoNow. Our redesign had two goals: 1. Make it easier to find what you’re looking for. 2. Show the hot topics around Chicago. Since ChicagoNow launched last summer, one of our biggest challenges has been navigation. It is hard to surface all of the great content that is... Read more »

ChicagoNow Celebrates Its First Birthday

ChicagoNow Celebrates Its First Birthday
One year ago today, we flipped the switch and held our breath. Would it work? The answer is a resounding yes. At launch, ChicagoNow was home to 70 fantastic blogs. Our goal, as we wrote in our staff post,  was to create an authentic, online town square. A place where Chicagoans could talk about the... Read more »
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Mashable, Poynter recognize ChicagoNow

Yesterday Mashable, in partnership with the Poynter Institute, named ChicagoNow one of “5 innovative websites that could reshape the news.” The announcement was a surprise to us and we are honored to be listed alongside WikiLeaks, Everyblock, Spot.Us and Fwix. As I wrote on TribNation, ChicagoNow has come a very long way in a short... Read more »