Shamus Toomey Block Club Chicago EEARSS by Alligator Robb Podcast Season 2 Episode 44

Howdy and welcome to the EEARSS by Alligator Robb Podcast Produced by Terrier TV at Titusville High School. On Episode 44 of Season 2 we are Joined by Shamus Toomey of Block Club Chicago.

Mr. Toomey is a Publisher and Co-Founder at Block Club Chicago. Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to delivering reliable, nonpartisan and essential coverage of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods.

They are about to Celebrate 5 Years!!!!!!!

Block Club Chicago was created by former DNAinfo Chicago editors following the shutdown of DNAinfo and Gothamist in November of 2017. After hearing from people all over the city about how much they missed truly local coverage, they knew they had to get back to work. Thanks to more than 3,000 Kickstarter backers and generous support from Civil, they were able to recruit a dedicated team of reporters ready to hit the streets. The focus remains on telling stories that matter in the neighborhoods, and growing coverage sustainably through reader and donor support.

They decided to call themselves the Block Club because they felt it reflected the mission: to build community through truly ground-level reporting of the city’s neighborhoods. Shamus is a excellent man and he and Block Club have been a huge supporter of EEARSS and Frank through so very much. We cant thank them enough for being part of our journey.

This group was tremendously blessed by the Chance the Snapper story as were so many, this is an amazing conversation about that and so very much more!

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