ChicagoNow - a "Website That Could Reshape the News"

I am so proud today to see ChicagoNow featured in an article on Mashable as one of five web sites that could reshape the news. From the article:

Owned and operated by the "old media" outlet The Chicago Tribune, ChicagoNow drops traditional journalists and news reporting in favor of a large network of volunteer bloggers, all writing about the community, culture, politics, and everything else in the city of Chicago.

There is so much about this project I am proud of, but most of all it was the opportunity to work with such awesome people, from Tracy, Brent, Ryan, Muhammed, Alicia and so many more. Such awesome people are there for one simple reason: Bill Adee, a rare breed of manager who hires and recruits the best and the brightest and then does what so few other managers I have worked are willing or able to do: get out of their way.

When I think back upon what I built, some of the people I got to work with, like Jason Santa Maria, and what was accomplished in such a short period of time, I can honestly say it is one of my prouder moments.

Congrats and kudos to the entire ChicagoNow team!

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