Chicagoist Podcast 6/8 - A Panel on News & A Prom for Geeks

By Karl Klockars in Miscellaneous on Jun 8, 2009 6:20PM

oldtimeyradio060809.jpg In this week's entry to the Chicagoist Podcast Series, we once again attempt to save the ass of journalism, or at least help out in our own small little way. Also, anyone that spent their prom night home soldering electronics, playing role-playing games or poking at their orthodontic headgear: the Chicago Geek Prom could be for you, and we'll tell you all about it.

Scott Smith, organizer of the Chicago Media Future Conference checks in with us to preview this week's panel discussion taking place at Columbia College. We'll cover the origin story of the panel, what's going to get covered, who's going to be speaking and attending, we've covered the where, and the why? Well, partially because since the Chicago Journalism Town Hall, both of our major newspapers have filed for bankruptcy, for starters. Think there's a lot of work to be done? Listen on.

Following that, if you're not familiar with the term "hackerspace," I can't promise that you will be even after our conversation with Eric Michaud, organizer of the upcoming Chicago Geek Prom and president of Chicago's hackerspace Pumping* Station: One. What exactly is a hackerspace? We'll find out, in detail, in the podcast.

If you haven't already subscribed to the Podcast Series in iTunes, well, what are you waiting for? It's free, and worth every penny. Also, if that's not your speed, you can always plug our RSS feed into your reader of choice and keep track of us wherever you may be. Suggestions are always appreciated via email, and next week, fingers are crossed for conversations about subjects ranging from the mafia to "Buffy." Who says we don't cover it all?

*I can't help but type "pumpkin" every time I try to write this.