I created Chi-Town Review in January 2013. The goal was to test the digital publishing skills I learned as a grad student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Currently inactive since January 2015, Chi-Town Review was a local news site that featured Chicago news stories about topics that actually matter to the city's residents.
Chi-Town Review is an example of where I think news media is headed: interactive, digital, highly-focused storytelling. Readers enjoy the coverage. Several leading local news professionals and organizations, such as the Chicago Sun-Times, DNAinfo Chicago and WTTW, are following @ChiTownRVW on Twitter. In April 2013, DNAinfo Chicago even produced a story based on a Chi-Town Review exclusive. Influential education bloggers for Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune platforms have also shared Chi-Town Review exclusives.
I specialize in using digital and print media to communicate with mass audiences.
I earned a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2013. My focus was interactive publishing.
I am currently the data visualization reporter at Eater. My mission is to use my skill set to help a forward-thinking news media organization succeed in the modern age.