About Chi-Town Review

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.

My goal was to produce CTR stories in various alternative and digital formats, including JavaScript data visualization, tweet curation and infographics. I experimented with a variety of online storytelling tools, such as Storify and TimelineJS.

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.

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About Vince

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.

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