Karen Kring here: To offer the public the chance to get better acquainted with Chicago area news and media workers, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into some Chicago news rooms and to gain some perspective on what producing media is about in the 21st century, I started Media Curious.
At first it was just a Twitter account, @Media_Curious. Now it’s a YouTube channel with much help from designer and video editor Jane Ricciardi. Maybe it will become a podcast too.
Episode 2 has Chicago media veteran Tracy Baim talking about her first 20 months as publisher of the Chicago Reader, a bit about her family and her ambitions for community journalism, journalism education and our society.
For a look-see at Episode 1, featuring a conversation with Chicago Sun-Times’ Maudlyne Ihejirika, click here.
To read up on some of the details of Tracy’s career, click here.