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Mike Doyle Calls for Community Blogger Strategy Session on Outside the Loop Radio

Today, WLUW 88.7-FM’s indie audio magazine, Outside the Loop RADIO, interviews Yours Truly sending out a call to action to local bloggers. Last week, I participated in a major local media conference and attended another. Both were aimed at finding ways to make online news sustainable in the Windy City.

Lately on Chicagosphere: Media Skills, Mayoral Thrills, Urban Ills

We’re having some fun now over on Chicagosphere, the blog about Windy City blogs I launched on the Tribune’s ChicagoNow blog network last month. If you haven’t yet, come on over and check out what I and my fellow CN scribes have been getting up to. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve covered most recently on Chicagosphere.

Local Blogs Among Chicago’s Top Niche News Sites According to New Report

Congratulations to local blogs Gapers Block, Chicagoist, CTA Tattler, District 299, Urbanophile, Chicago Carless, 600 Words, and Marathon Pundit, who feature among Chicago’s top-20 community-based news sites according to a report released today by grassroots media-relations training organization Community Media Workshop and commissioned by the Chicago Community Trust.

Introducing My New ChicagoNow Byline: CHICAGOSPHERE!

Two weeks ago, I alluded to a cool, new blogging project I was invited to be a part of. Today, that project is being unveiled as a public beta. As some of you already know, I’m talking about ChicagoNow, a new blogging community in development by the Chicago Tribune as a way to increase the masthead’s relevancy in an increasingly Web 2.0 world.