Evanston Now continues to set readership records, and now we’re looking to add more writers.

More than 25,000 people visited the site in the month-long period ending yesterday. That’s up 50 percent from the same period a year ago.

And that’s given us the confidence to start looking for freelance writers interested in covering more aspects of life in Evanston.

We’re particularly looking for people with interests in any of the following:

  • Local sports.
  • The arts, entertainment and dining scene.
  • The real estate market and home and garden issues.
  • Health and wellness.

We’re looking for writers with some news experience, and people with strong Evanston connections are preferred.

If you’re interested, send us a note.

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Thanks, readers!

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. The city employees are the ones to thank for this!

    The fourth floor in the Civic Center is mostly responsible for all these hits. WalMart & Company (Wally and Marty) are so terrified of negative press and any potential for negative comments that they are glued to this site.  In a 37.5 hour work week, this doesn't' leave much time to actually do things right instead of business as usual.  

    1. City traffic to website

      While I assume your comment was meant as hyperbole, it does raise an interesting question of how much traffic to Evanston Now comes from City of Evanston employees.

      I don't have the data to answer that specifically. But Google Analytics shows that 6.6 percent of visits to Evanston Now come via the Illinois Century Network, which provides Internet service to local schools and city government as well as to state agencies and public universities around Illinois.

      — Bill

  2. Great job

    The site continues to improve and is clearly the best of all of the news options for Evanston, when considering site design, readability, and frequency of content. Congratulations to you.

    Interesting notes on your analytics, well done there too.

    I hope it becomes more and more a forum for citizens too; I have learned a lot about the city's history from folks with long-term perspectives and residency on this site.

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