Sun-Times & CenterstageChicago: BFF 4-Ever
By Joanna Miller in News on Aug 3, 2006 3:17PM
Unlike Metromix, which was developed by the Tribune and launched in 1997, CenterstageChicago has operated on its own for a decade. The site was founded by four Northwestern grads and has expanded its features and coverage over the years.
Obviously, the Sun-Times wants a piece of the online pie – and it says this is the first step toward an improved online presence – but we see Metromix and CenterstageChicago as less direct competitors than, say, RedEye and Red Streak (RIP).
The two sites have distinctively different content and tones – Metromix has tons of pictures and features, while CenterstageChicago rocks the Virtual El Tour and more comprehensive reviews.
We think there’s probably room enough for everyone.
The Sun-Times says it plans to expand its online entertainment coverage to the suburbs with time.