[Chicago] local media

Scott Nelson sirgnip at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 04:58:53 CET 2008

Here's my suggestions (some of which have already been mentioned)

Crains Chicago Business, a highly respected Chicago business publication.

Midwest business news website site.  Formerly ePrairie.com, I believe.

The Chicago Reader is the free, artsy Chicago paper you find in
coffeehouses, etc.  A long legacy in Chicago.  I think it might be
more focused on the city, don't know if it goes into the 'burbs.

RedEye is related to the Chicago Trib.  It is a free daily newspaper.
I see it in the city and surrounding area a lot.  It attempts to be
very young and urban.

Sorry, no personal contacts at any of these.

Its not a media outlet, but in addition to colleges, etc,. you might
want to contact the IGDA-Chicago (Chicago chapter of the International
Game Developers Association).  I know some of the member companies use
Python to help make video games.

Good luck!


On 1/23/08, Catherine Devlin <catherine.devlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear ChiPy folks,
> As your PyCon publicity coordinator, allow me to nag you once more for
> help with making Chicago's PyCon monumentally successful.  I need your
> help in finding -
> Local and regional industry and business publications.  Here in
> Dayton, we've got a monthly newsletter called "Technology First" that
> covers the local IT industry.  If Dayton's got one, Chicago's GOT to
> have one.  Please point me to it... or them!
> How about those artsy freebie magazines that you always pick up in
> coffeehouses?  They may be interested in the "tie-dyed free-love open
> source movement conquers the world" angle of Python, and thus PyCon's
> presence as worthy news.  Then we can suck some local artsy types into
> PyCon, and not have such a crummy time getting PyCon artwork made next
> year.  :)  So point me to those, as well.
> Where else?  What am I missing, media-wise?  (There will be a whole
> separate push to promote PyCon in the colleges, etc. nearby... I'll
> ask you about that shortly, too.)
> Finally - this is a biggie - if anybody has any *personal* contacts
> with anybody in one of those publications, or any other local media
> outlet (TV, Chicago Tribune, etc.), please let me know!
> --
> - Catherine
> http://catherinedevlin.blogspot.com/
> *** PyCon 2008 * Chicago * March 13-20 * us.pycon.org ***
> _______________________________________________
> Chicago mailing list
> Chicago at python.org
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/chicago

More information about the Chicago mailing list