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Chicago Phoenix, the largest LGBTQ news publication in the US Midwest


I'm Dane Tidwell, Publisher of Chicago Phoenix, the largest LGBTQ news publication in the Midwest United States. We are a digital-only product with web, mobile, and Roku streaming media products.

Who are you, and what is Chicago Phoenix?

Dane Tidwell, Publisher of Chicago Phoenix

What's your main goal with this app?

We created the Phoenix mobile app to expand our digital footprint to mobile devices and offer a more integrated experience than a responsive website provides. Currently about 51% of our readership comes from mobile devices and our strategy is to move those readers from a browser-based experience to the app.

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