Thursday, September 13, 2012

They Like Us, They Really Like Us

Uptown Update is extremely honored to be ranked as the Number 1 Online Neighborhood News Site in Chicago by the Community Media Workshop, funded by The Chicago Community Trust and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  It came as a complete surprise, and here's what they had to say about us:

We are pleased to get high marks for "reach" and "engagement," because those high scores are thanks to you, our readers, without whom we wouldn't be doing any of this.

We are also delighted to be in the company of so many of our neighboring news sources, such as the Edgeville Buzz, the Center Square Journal, and the Welles Park Bulldog.  North Side rules!

You can see the entire report here, at The New News 2012, and a press release about it here, at Chicago Community Trust.


  1. When are we going to have some more 'Helen' coverage? She put you guys on the map. You know we can't get enough of our Helen.

  2. This calls for an IrishPirate non musical Youtube post.

    On a more serious note this is a well deserved accolade.

    Uptown Update covers the good, the bad, and da ugly of Uptown and there is plenty of each to cover.

    Hopefully as the years roll by there will be increasing amounts of good and less bad and ugly. Hell, I could move which would shift the balance towards good from bad and ugly.

  3. Incredible recognition, John D and Catherine T. MacArthur are the reason pbs keeps broadcasting frontline.

  4. Congratulations, Uptown Update!!