Time Out Chicago Does Chicago Magazine's Work For Them
By Tankboy in Miscellaneous on Jan 30, 2008 10:19PM
Chicago Magazine's February issue has a list of 171 Chicago-based websites they think are worth checking out. Naturally we're in there ... twice! Once under "News Reporting" and then again as Sun-Times critic Jim DeRogatis' personal picks. The thing is until today, the only place this list lived was in the magazine, even through Chicago Magazine's website has been telling us "story coming soon" for weeks now.
Luckily for us Time Out Chicago's web editor Scott Smith got tired of waiting for the list to go online, so he just had Alice Park -- one of the magazine's interns -- take the list, transcribe it, and populate it with the correct links. Maybe Chicago Magazine could have a conversation with her about managing time and workflow since it's been weeks and they still haven't accomplished what Park did in a few hours. All of her hard work is on display here.
We're always so happy when we see media outlets scratching the back of older, lazier media outlets.
Also, despite what the Chicago Magazine write-up says, it should be known that we get along with the Gapers Block crew just fine.
UPDATE: Metroblogging Chicago has joined in the cause and has created an OPML file of sites mentioned in both Chicago Magazine and the recent blog-centric issue of Time Out Chicago (which also featured a number of Chicagoists) ... so now you can get your RSS on without worrying about an early case of carpal tunnel syndrome from all that link-clicking!
Photo by Rachelle Bowden