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

Citizen journalism, 1950s style

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

Low turnout for Obama in Chicago's black wards

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

The growing Obama tide

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Culture

NBC: Obama wins

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Culture

"This is the way every election should be"

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Chicago news

Waiting for the call that never comes

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

Separated at birth?

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

Sunday's best?

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

What's good for the goose

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

Are we experienced?

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

Non-profit news

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Media coverage

Got space?

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

The Jay Mariotti breakup

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

Repainting a sinking ship

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

Paging Big Bird

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Ravings from the editor

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