Geoff Dougherty

Geoff Dougherty is the editor of, a leading hyperlocal news startup. Prior to founding the Daily News, he was an investigative reporter and computer-assisted reporting specialist at the Chicago Tribune. Before that, he was a member of the Miami Herald's investigative team, and a staff writer at the St. Petersburg Times. Dougherty began his journalism career in 1992 at the Ute Pass Courier, a community weekly located in the shadow of Colorado's Pikes Peak.

No Casual Operation:Inside a Citizen Journalism Newsroom

One afternoon a few months ago, my police scanner at the Chi-Town Daily News started burbling with reports that construction workers had been injured in a building collapse in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

Most news organizations would have reacted to … Read more