(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the radio station with so much journalistic integrity, WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago)

Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann respond to an email about last week’s food show, and then they look at local journalism — including the sale of a couple community newspapers, and the challenges blogs bring to traditional print outlets.

OTL #128 Food Show followup;
looking for The Slinger on This is why you’re fat.

The Slinger

Ron Roenigk – publisher, Inside Publications;
on buying the Booster and News-Star, and community journalism at YourNews Media

YourNews Media

daily newspaper news;
the Chicago Sun-Times made TIME‘s list of
The 10 Most Endangered Newspapers in America

Chicago Sun-Times

Craig Gernhardt – publisher, The ‘Broken Heart’ of Rogers Park blog
on community journalism and its impact on free weekly newspapers

The 'Broken Heart' of Rogers Park


OTL #129 segue music provided by The Tossers
The Tossers