Chicago magazine July 2009 Sex and Love Cover

The City and Regional Magazine Association honored Chicago magazine with four awards at the 2010 CRMA Conference on June 7th in Providence, Rhode Island. Competing amid 142 finalists representing 38 publications, Chicago magazine was recognized for the following coverage:

Reader Service Award – “Teen Confidential”
Written by Cassie Walker
In conjunction with a local market research company, nearly 600 Chicago-area teens between the ages of 13 and 18 were surveyed for this in-depth piece. From drinking habits and gangs to bullying and sex, this story truly revealed what today’s teenagers do, think, and feel.

Best Special Issue – July 2009 “Sex & Love” Issue
Produced by Shane Tritsch
This bold issue explored the intimate side of Chicago—debunking those Midwestern stereotypes. Stories included a historical guide to the city’s sexual adventurers, the best burlesque spots in town, life in Chicago’s Playboy mansion, and more.

Best E-Newsletter – Chicago Guide
Written and produced by Jennifer Wehunt
This weekly e-newsletter features only those events worth our readers’ time and money. Our readers can’t be everywhere. Chicago Guide tells them where they should be.

Best Blog – Deal Estate
Written by Dennis Rodkin
Edited by Geoff Johnson

Deal Estate: The Blog is the online extension of Chicago magazine’s monthly “Deal Estate” column. On the blog, Rodkin—who has been covering the local housing scene for Chicago since 1991—provides timely updates on new homes to hit the market, recent high-end sales, and other residential real-estate news from the city and suburbs.

Other 2010 CRMA Nominations:
General Excellence
Excellence in Design – October 2009 “Where to Get Stuff Fixed” Issue
Spread Design – “Trashed” designed by Todd Urban
Column – “Outer Drive” by Jeff Ruby
Feature Story – “A Mugging on Lake Street” by John Conroy
Writer of the Year – Bryan Smith
Excellence in Writing – November 2009 “Best Restaurants” Issue
Reader Service – “How to Deal with a Medical Crisis” by Graham Meyer
Excellence Online
E-Newsletter – Dish


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