If you ride the L, then you probably have ideas on how to improve the CTA’s aging rail service. The Chicago Reader’s Ed Zotti offered his opinions, now offer yours. Listen to the audio podcast and then vote in the poll below.
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Anyone can be a writer but it takes a special kind of person to be a journalist. However, to be a web journalist? You’ve got to be Superman.
Mashable’s Vadim Lavrusik lists eight traits tomorrow’s journalists should have, ranging from business savvy to web programmer and multimedia storyteller.
Journalists will have to get used to wearing different hats and going it alone for the long haul.
Lavrusik is correct that journalist – especially those entrepreneurial ones who decide to create and manage their own websites – must learn to be businessmen and women. Knowing ad rates for your site as well as your competitors (know thy enemy as EmediaVitals writes in this article) will allow you to keep partially funding your site and its mission.
On July 31 and August 1, the Wicker Park neighborhood held its annual block party. This year’s lineup was filled with popular musical acts such as the Chicago groups Cap’n Jazz, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, the Hood Internet and Local H. Out-of-towners such as Mission of Burma, Baroness and Torche were more than welcomed at the festival.
Boston punks Mission of Burma perform live at Wicker Park Festival in Chicago, Illinois on July 31, 2010. (Photo by Audrey Leon)