New Sites & New Formats For Chicago Education News

It's not all doom and gloom on the media front, however. Mike Miner reports that some of
the Lerner news folks are putting out a new website that could be
good: Lake Effect News.
It seems kinda stodgy (they're still working on how to make clickable
hyperlinks) but could add some tidbits that would otherwise go
un-noticed.

And, word is out that the Tribune is working on its own version of the Huffington Post -- a hive (swarm?) of Chicago blogs and Red Eye news coverage that is aiming to keep readers (and advertiser dollars) away from those nasty carpetbaggers. Some of you will hate it just cuz it's from the Tribune, but anything that creates coverage and gives people voices to talk about what's going on in their lives (schools!) is fine by me - as long as the content's not controlled by the Tribune.

Last but not least, the Catalyst "Notebook" blog seems like it's on something of a roll -- and I'm not just saying that. It's timely, newsy -- much more
interesting (to me) than the deep-dive feature packages of the old days, though I know many of you loved those long, lingering looks.

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