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Q&A: Chicagoist’s Marcus Gilmer

Marcus Gilmer Photo

Marcus Glimer
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Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of Q&A-format features on how Chicago-based, national and international journalists and other professionals incorporate current technology into their jobs.

Marcus Gilmer earned a master’s degree in creative writing at the University of New Orleans.

But as editor-in-chief of Chicagoist, Gilmer finds clever ways to tell stories about the Windy City through a journalistic approach. Chicagoist, part of the Gothamist chain of Web sites, covers news, food and events throughout the city.

Through the world of evolving online journalism, Glimer has found a balance between writing what he knows and writing what he thinks.

Gilmer talked with ChicagoStorytelling’s Caitlin Hacker, Katie Nelson and Cheryl Waity about his site, his career path and the future of online storytelling.

Hacker’s interview and audio.

Nelson’s interview and audio.

Waity’s Q&A.

Interview: Garrett Popcorn’s Alecia Dantico

Garrett Popcorn logo Chicagoan Alecia Dantico grew up on Garrett Popcorn and now she’s helping market it … through social media.

As Director of Social Media, Dantico works around-the-clock to promote the famous Chicago brand. She discussed the approach to her job and how she embraces technology with ChicagoStorytelling’s Ashley Boll.

Follow Twitter Coverage of IOC’s Decision



Several journalists will be covering the 2016 Olympic bid live via Twitter during Friday’s announcement. Among those you should follow:

@chitownstories: Sam Kraft with The Chicago Storytelling Blog will provide updates leading up to the announcement and throughout Friday afternoon.

@jakescott19: Jake Scott of The Chicago Storytelling Blog will post updates from Daley Plaza.

@dannythedemon: Pat Flynn, sports editor of DePaul’s student newspaper, will be reporting from the IOC’s announcement in Copenhagen.

@Jeff_Goldblatt: FOX Chicago reporter Jeff Goldblatt is filing live tweets from Copenhagen.

@ejc600words: Chicago Sun-Times columnist Esther Cepeda is filing live tweets on coverage of the bid.

BreakingTweets.com: This site will track tweets from all of the bid cities.