Geoff Dougherty Profile

Member since: January 25, 2006

Occupation: Journalist

Age: 44


I launched ChiTownDailyNews.org in late 2005 after years of working for newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald.

My goal was to create a news organization focused intensely on Chicago - one that provides city residents with opportunities to report on and read the stories that affect their neighborhoods most.

As editor, I'm responsible for working with our volunteer neighborhood reporters to help them create great local coverage.

I'm also responsible for most of the site development, so I do a lot of Ruby on Rails coding.

In my (scare) spare time, I play guitar in a punk rock band called the Debauchers, and hang out with my girlfriend and our enormous dog, Leo.

Geoff Dougherty Articles

Feel the love

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in Ravings from the editor

Here's why we exist

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in Ravings from the editor

The chestnuts are roasting...

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in Ravings from the editor

Rock? Sorry, left it in the van...

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in Ravings from the editor

Antarctica's ice bottom exposed

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in News from elsewhere

Is it live?

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in Ravings from the editor

How dare you...Why, yes, my fly is unzipped. Thank you.

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in News from elsewhere

But their greeters sure are nice

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in News from elsewhere

Those Aussies are so prissy

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in News from elsewhere

Hold the Velveeta, Ma

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in News from elsewhere

What's with the harpoon, doc?

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in News from elsewhere

But he seemed like such a cuddly vice president

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in News from elsewhere

Quirky NY Mag appoints white man as editor

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in Ravings from the editor

What a cute little democracy!

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in Ravings from the editor

Tribune: Not rich enough

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted almost 9 years in Ravings from the editor

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