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James Janega
Blue Sky Innovation
My Role

James Janega covers innovation and new ventures at Blue Sky Innovation, a news startup from the Chicago Tribune.
My Biography

James Janega of Blue Sky Innovation is involved in the Chicago Tribune’s growth as an interactive, 21st-century news organization. As Trib Nation Manager, he helped open pathways between the Chicago Tribune newsroom and the communities it covers. As a reporter, he has covered city and science, weather and politics, and has done reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf Coast. His 14 years at the Tribune span cultural shifts in the news business, foreign coverage and adopting social media in a storied newsroom. Plus: @JamesJanega knows what it’s like to work closely with the Tribune’s web ambassador, Colonel Tribune.
My Interests

Innovation, new ventures, Chicago, jazz music, canoeing and backpacking, parenthood, languages, beachcombing, truth and sandwiches.