[Chicago] local media

Jason Rexilius jason at hostedlabs.com
Thu Jan 24 06:11:40 CET 2008

I would also add Business Week - Chicago edition.  I can make an intro 
to a journalist there.

Scott Nelson wrote:
> Here's my suggestions (some of which have already been mentioned)
> Crains Chicago Business, a highly respected Chicago business publication.
> http://www.chicagobusiness.com/
> Midwest business news website site.  Formerly ePrairie.com, I believe.
> http://MidwestBusiness.com
> 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.
> http://www.chicagoreader.com/
> 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.
> http://redeye.chicagotribune.com/
> 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.
> http://www.igda.org/chicago/
> Good luck!
> -Scott
> 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/
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