May 11, 2009

CCLaP Podcast 39: Gapers Block's Andrew Huff

CCLaP Podcast 39: Gapers Block's Andrew Huff

It's Monday, which means it's time for another episode of the CCLaP Podcast. Today: A 45-minute talk with next-wave journalist and serial entrepreneur Andrew Huff, best known as the founder of popular Chicago arts-and-entertainment website GapersBlock.com. GB has been publishing for six years now, believe it or not, and has slowly started becoming the 'go-to' location whenever looking for true success stories from the world of online journalism; but Huff is involved with a whole series of other ventures as well, including innovative web-evangelical corporate experiments, an obscure but much-loved indie-rock project with he and his friends, and even the manufacture of ingeniously designed sound-dampening cardboard boxes, perfect for use as walls in startup loft offices and the like. Today Andrew and I talk about all these subjects, as well as his opinions on why Chicago seems to be attracting so many "Journalism 2.0" groups these days, and also his report from this year's South By Southwest Interactive tech festival, of which he's a veteran. Also featuring the music of Maria Taylor and Great Lake Swimmers. And don't forget, if you download the enhanced MP4 version linked to below and listen on an iPod (or simply subscribe to CCLaP's iTunes channel), chapters and links and images will be at your disposal too!

More about the people and projects talked about in today's episode:
Andrew Huff
Gapers Block
Start Paragraph
TheLobby.com
South by Southwest Interactive
Bloxes
OutOf5
Layer Tennis
Maria Taylor
Great Lake Swimmers

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Filed by Jason Pettus at 11:27 AM, May 11, 2009. Filed under: CCLaP Podcast | Chicago news | Design | Literature | Profiles |