The Chicago News Cooperative launched with the promise of a pathbreaking online site. When will it arrive?
Further Experiments in Journalism: Upper Midwest Local Journalism Center
A public broadcasting partnership sets up a news office to cover one topic across the midwest.
The Chicago News Cooperative Debuts
The first big story is a doozy by Dan Mihalopoulos on the parking meters. It’s obviously been widely reported, but the former Trib city hall reporter scored some internal documents on how much dough Chicago Parking Meters, LLC is baking. 70% profit margin is pretty good, by which I mean totally infuriating. As to the […]
Will the Chicago News Collective represent Chicago?
In the Sun-Times today, Laura Washington calls out the nascent Chicago News Cooperative (using Andrew Patner’s post as a jumping-off point) for being an old boys’ club: “All the wealthy, upper-middle class elites have assembled a cozy club to decide what the masses should know.” I’m not unsympathetic, but still reserving judgment. If you want […]