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The top 11 Workshop blog posts of 2011

At the end of the year, it’s fun and informative to see what drew you to our website. The Community Media Workshop produces three blogs–Newstips, NP Communicator and Chicago is the World–and in 2011, these were the top 11 most viewed blog posts on our site. Did you have a favorite Workshop blog post this year? Let us know if it made the top 11 or not. We want to continue providing content that’s helpful to you and your organization.

The Top 11

1. NP Communicator: Be a nonprofit blogger! By far, our most popular blog post this year. It’s a helpful post, and it just goes to show, you never know what may go viral.

2. Newstips: Library cuts and TIF surplusesNewstips posts that related to TIFs were very popular this year. It’s an issue to continue watching in Chicago.

3. Newstips: On TIF reform, Bronzeville has ideas

4. Newstips: Fact check: Emanuel, Brizard, Pritzker

5. Newstips: On Whittier, the Tribune is duped

6. Chicago is the World: We Are Not Alone Led by Steve Franklin at the Workshop, this campaign to bridge divides and fight violence in Chicago’s Latino and African-American communities has gained steam in 2011. Check out related stories and posts at Chicago is the World.

7. Newstips: A curious case: Avondale and Logandale

8. NP Communicator: Seven tips to pitch your story by phone

9. NP Communicator: An essential resource for every Chicago nonprofit and grassroots group…download it hereIf you haven’t downloaded our 2012 Media Event Quick Contact sheet yet, you should do it now! It includes contact information for all of the major news outlets in Chicago, and it’s free.

10. Chicago is the World: Adventures in Multicultural Living: Bollywood flash mob dance performance surprises Ann Arbor Summer Festival

11. NP Communicator: Seven tips to building and maintaining your media list

We hope you had a great 2011 and enjoy an even better 2012. Happy holidays everyone!


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