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Interview: Windy Citizen’s Brad Flora

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Brad Flora
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Brad Flora’s Twitter account describes him as a “journalist-turned-hacker.”

Flora does plenty of both as the creator of WindyCitizen. Like Digg.com, this social media-driven Chicago news site allows its users to “bump” stories up or down based on votes and popularity. It creates a hyperlocal, interactive experience for its readers.

Flora spoke with ChicagoStorytelling’s Stephanie Bork about his site, convergence reporting and the article he’s most proud of.

His answer to the latter may surprise you …

2016 Olympic Bid: Chicago Blog Coverage

By Sachi Yoshitsugu

A breakdown of how the Chicago blogosphere covered the city’s early exit from the 2016 Olympic bid:

Windy Citizen - Watch the Live Stream of the Olympic Decision in Copenhagen

Chicagoist - Today’s Weather: Olympian

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