Press Release: 5/22/2014
Chicago Reporter delivers its cover stories on Rivet News Radio; Fifth major content partnership of 2014 for innovative Chicago startup
CHICAGO – The Chicago Reporter and HearHere Radio, the company behind Rivet News Radio, have announced a content partnership to feature the non-profit news organization’s stories in Rivet playlists starting today.
“We investigate race, poverty and income inequality in Chicago,” Susan Smith Richardson, publisher and editor of The Chicago Reporter, said. “Rivet’s personalized playlists allow us to target an audience that is passionate about these issues. “
The Chicago Reporter’s Angela Caputo reveals discrepancies in housing recovery in the city’s Chicago Lawn neighborhood on Rivet in the first story resulting from this partnership.
“We’re delighted to have the Reporter bring its distinctive, award-winning investigative journalism to Rivet’s playlist,” Charlie Meyerson, head of news strategy at HearHere Radio, said. “We look forward to amplifying its great work on the important issues of race and poverty.”
Rivet provides a personalized listening experience to smartphone users. With a foundation in traditional radio news storytelling, Rivet’s veteran news team develops and creates original programming. In addition to newsroom content, playlists include stories from trusted media outlets such as the Associated Press, Chicago Public Media, the Chicago Sun-Times and Crain’s Chicago Business.
About The Chicago Reporter
The Chicago Reporter is a nonprofit investigative news organization that identifies, analyzes and reports on the social, economic and political issues of metropolitan Chicago with a focus on race, poverty and income inequality. The Reporter also publishes a quarterly magazine. For more, visitwww.chicagoreporter.com.
About HearHere Radio
HearHere Radio Inc. is an angel-stage company building a news radio experience for today’s mobile consumer. The company’s flagship app, Rivet News Radio, is designed to deliver personalized local, national and world news directly to smartphone users. The Rivet app is currently available for the iPhone and can be downloaded here.