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Q&A: Chicagoist’s Marcus Gilmer

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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: Rob Peterson, AOL Fanhouse

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Rob Peterson (Courtesy Photo)

As a sports columnist for AOL Fanhouse, Rob Peterson writes a funny, offbeat blog about the NBA.

A former newspaper reporter, Peterson developed online skills as a graduate student at Northwestern University in 1995 and has worked for FOX Sports and NBA.com before joining AOL earlier this year.

ChicagoStorytelling’s Jake Scott interviewed Peterson about his career, his columns and the insights he shares on his Twitter account.

Q&A: Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times

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Chris Dufresne (Courtesy Photo)

Chris Dufresne covers the national college football beat for the Los Angeles Times. He’s has written about the NFL, skiing and dozens of other sports since the 1980s.

Dufresne talked with ChicagoStorytelling’s Nico Hagopian about his willingness to embrace changes in the newspaper industry during his 28-year career, including the launch of his Twitter account.

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.

2016 Olympic Bid: Chicago Media Coverage

By Emily Torem

Following a surprising loss by Chicago in the first round of voting, media outlets quickly recoil their hopeful home pages. Check back for more stories and updates.

Chicago Tribune: Chicago Out After First Round of Voting– Breaking News Center has a timeline from Obama’s arrival in Copenhagen to Chicago’s elimination in the bid.

ABC 7 Local News: Chicago Loses 2016 Olympic Bid – 94 IOC votes were counted to eliminate Chicago in the first round of voting.

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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.