The Chicagoan is a media organization whose mission is to document the arts, culture, innovators and history of Chicago and the greater Midwest through long-form storytelling.
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About the Newsstand
We have embraced the vintage newsstand as a metaphor to bolster our message of substance and style. As such, we plan to distribute the print edition of The Chicagoan via pop-up newsstands that will function much like food trucks. Look for them soon in a neighborhood near you. Follow them on Twitter @TheChicagoan.
The Not-Too-Distant Future
Using long-form storytelling devices such as profiles, interviews, oral histories, essays, short stories and book excerpts, The Chicagoan will provide a Midwestern perspective sorely missing from today’s media.
We intend to get there by the following methods:
The Chicagoan biannual print publication will contain 26 timeless stories (on average, one story per week, each calendar year) that document the good, the bad and the ugly of the Midwest. It will not contain advertising, and it will be sold like a book.
The Chicagoan website will contain daily, literary and in-depth coverage of the people, places and events that define the city and region’s newscycle. All of this material will also be delivered to smart phones via our app.
Once a month, we also will deliver an original, tablet-only piece of narrative nonfiction to your iPad, Kindle or Nook.
Finally, The Chicagoan will host and curate regular public events and town halls throughout the city and region that aim to elevate the public dialogue. Most events will include one of the following: a live interview, a panel discussion, a literary reading or a film screening, followed by a reception and cocktail party.
Members will receive all of the content above as part of their annual membership, while non-members will be able to purchase it a la carte.