Gapers Block

TaglineChicago's first city-wide news and culture blog
Year Founded2003
Business TypeFor-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesMerchandise
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersMore than 50
Mappin LocationChicago - Illinois
Principal StaffAndrew Huff
Principal StaffDavid Schalliol
Principal StaffNaz Hamid
DescriptionToday Gapers Block is a smartly designed Chicago blog with everything you’d expect to see on a web-specific and geographically focused publication: there’s an events calendar as well as tabs for food arts music and politics. But if Gapers Block looks typical that’s only because of its own influence on the “city blog” genre. When it launched in 2003 Gapers Block was Chicago’s first city-wide news and culture blog and provided the kind of forum for cooperation between bloggers that the city’s burgeoning web culture had previously lacked.
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