‘Sylvia’ finds new life on a blog – Chicago Tribune

Two weeks ago, when Nicole Hollander started a blog, she immediately notified the people who protested when the Chicago Tribune dropped her comic strip, “Sylvia.” She wanted her loyal readers to know that there was a new spot to find Sylvia’s feminist wisecracks and cranky deep thoughts, even though the strip had vanished from Chicago […]

Chicago Tribune: Nicole Hollander’s “Sylvia” Finds a New Life on Her Blog, BadGirlChats.com

Two weeks ago, when Nicole Hollander started a blog, she immediately notified the people who protested when the Chicago Tribune dropped her comic strip, “Sylvia.” She wanted her loyal readers to know that there was a new spot to find Sylvia’s feminist wisecracks and cranky deep thoughts, even though the strip had vanished from Chicago […]

ChicagoNow featured in Mashable article “How to Monetize the News”

ChicagoNow.com, the site that I worked on in 2009, is in yet another Mashable article about monetizing the news. Congrats to the team! Tweet

ChicagoNow in Mashable article “Five Innovative Websites That Could Reshape the News”

ChicagoNow, the network of hyperlocal blogs owned by the Chicago Tribune Media Group that I helped launch in 2009—I was the Arts & Culture Community Manager up until February 2010—has just been recognized in the Mashable article “Five Innovative Websites That Could Reshape the News.” With the media in a state of flux, I’m proud […]

Arts & Entertainment Community Manager, Chicago Tribune’s ChicagoNow.com

I was the Arts and Entertainment Community Manager at the Chicago Tribune’s ChicagoNow.com site from March 2009–March 2010. This blog network was one of the first of its kind to exist within the context of a mainstream media organization. I was proud to help launch the site, and build up the arts and entertainment section. Some of […]

Reeling Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2009, Chicago Tribune

Reeling Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2009 Thirty years ago in Chicago, there was no such thing as a gay and lesbian film festival. That all changed in 1981, when Brenda Webb started screening gay and lesbian films out of the Chicago Filmmakers’ small second-story office in Andersonville. What began as outreach to the gay and […]

“New Voices in the Media” at Illinois State High School Press Association Fall Conference

ChicagoNow’s Alicia Eler, Arts and Entertainment Community Manager, and ChicagoNow Editorial Director Tracy Samantha Schmidt participated in the keynote panel at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana’s  (College of Media, Department of Journalism) Illinois State High School Press Association Fall Conference. “New Voices in the Media” The media world is now in a constant state of […]