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Jen Chung in Wired
A day after we told you that the latest Wired would hit newsstands on Thursday, we got our subscription copy mailed to us, and the issue made it up to the web. Why do we care so much? Because our boss, Jen Chung, the co-founder of Gothamist is in there getting a Rave Award and we're stoked for her.
Not just because she's an excellent boss but because she's a great example of a determined blogger who has taken an idea and turned it into something real.
Back in 2002, Jen Chung and her college buddy Jake Dobkin started emailing each other stories related to life in New York City. They kept adding friends to the list, which quickly became unmanageable. So, they switched to a blog, and Gothamist was born. The site is dedicated to tracking news where it matters most — at a hyperlocal level. Today, Chung oversees a network of 15 city-specific Web sites that can steer you to the best dim sum or latest protest in your neck of the woods, whether that's Boston, Paris, or Shanghai.
Without Gothamist there would be no LAist and without Jen and Jake there would be no Gothamist, so we're always happy when either of them get recognized.West coast love to the Mothership!