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By Scott Smith in News on Jan 16, 2007 3:13PM

2007_01_rachellepixel.jpgChicagoist was one of a few local blogs to be featured in a recent Chicago Magazine piece. Proclaimed to be arbiters of information, we, along with Gaper's, Metroblogging Chicago, Beachwood Reporter and CTA Tattler, were quizzed on our journalistic bona fides and asked about what makes each of us unique.

Obviously, blogs go beyond the idea of traditional journalism, which is why they're attractive to readers. Whether they're discussing topics that don't get as much emphasis in the MSM, serving as a forum for media criticism, or giving their readers a chance to discuss the issues of the day, blogs shape the way information is conveyed.

Incidentally, we've met all the folks featured in this piece and find those pixelated representations to be pretty darn accurate.