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

How I made $45k blogging

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

A new kind of bank robbery

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

We're No. 1!

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

Business group attacks panhandling with kindness

By Antony Caldaroni | Posted about 5 years in Chicago news

Mental health activists win meeting with mayor's aide

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Breaking news

Dept. of multiple media mentions

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

The $2 million newsroom

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

The $100,000 question

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

Misunderstanding nonprofit news

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

Beating the budget crisis

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

Transit chief Huberman gets top CPS post

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Breaking news

How much for YOUR job, Rod?

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

Republic, workers settle

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted over 5 years in Breaking news

It's time for journalists to grab a seat at the table

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

Time for Zell to go

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

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