Doejo and Technori are excited to be hosting Chicago Media Social―a celebration of hyper-local media publications coming together to discuss the future of media in the ever-burgeoning digital age. And do we have some fantastic Chicago-centric speakers lined up!
Our goal is to represent Chicago’s wide-range of media publications from print and digital publication realms. Representing hyper-local community reporting are speakers Andrew Huff, editor and publisher of Chicago webzine Gapers Block; Chuck Sudo, editor of local news and culture blog Chicagoist; Mara Shalhoup, editor of alternative newsweekly the Chicago Reader; Jimmy Greenfield, community manager for the Chicago Tribune’s ChicagoNow blog network; Frank Gruber, founder and CEO of tech news webzine Tech Cocktail; and Val Chulamorkodt, the co-founder and editorial director of local entrepreneurial bastion Technori. Our keynote speaker―author of @MayorEmanuel, founder of mobile literary project CellStories, creator of the Chicago Mayoral Scorecard and founder of the former Punk Planet magazine―Dan Sinker will be hosting a Q&A forum at the end of the night. You can read more about our speaker line-up and get a rundown of the schedule here.
Doejo’s new Lakeview studio space at 3128 N. Broadway (above Wilde Bar & Restaurant) will play host to Chicago Media Social, organized by our event planning partners Galaist. Speakers will begin the night at 7 p.m. but attendees are encouraged to come at 6 p.m. to nosh on snacks, sip cocktails and mingle with new friends. After the keynote forum, drinks will be served by our sponsors Skyy Vodka and Perrier while Green Mill Lounge-resident jazz band Sabertooth Quartet plays.
While it’s a private event we invited local reporters, editors and publishers to join us as well as students from Chicago’s leading journalism schools such as Northwestern University’s Medill School, Columbia College Chicago, Loyola University, DePaul University, and others. The after party, in partnership with Tech Cocktail and Tech Week, will be open to the public and $10 at the door (or $5 for Tech Week participants) at 11 p.m.