Conversations With Windy Citizens

By Emily Johnson

One of the biggest national stories this past weekend was the Rally to Restore Sanity/Keep Fear Alive in Washington, D.C., and one of the biggest local stories was the satellite rally held in Chicago’s Grant Park. On the scene, we met up with Brad Flora, founder of The Windy Citizen, who said CUNY J-School’s own Jeff Jarvis was one of his inspirations when he began brainstorming ideas for what he described initially as “a Huffington Post for Chicago.”

Brad and his cadre of interns, bloggers, and tweeters gave us an up-close look at how a young, modern company covers a local story and fosters community discussion online.

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