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Paul Sullivan remaining with Chicago Tribune

Paul Sullivan remaining with Chicago Tribune
Ever since I broke the news about Colleen Kane becoming the new Chicago White Sox beat writer, I’ve been getting a ton of questions about the fate of former Chicago Cubs beat writer Paul Sullivan. With Mark Gonzales replacing Sully on the Cubs beat, I’ve gotten a few emails and texts about what’s going to happen to Paul Sullivan. He has both his fans and his critics; and they can get rather loud on Twitter. Of course, that comes with the territory of being a beat writer for a very high profile team at a big city paper. Polarization is just natural. And certainly, it’s always the malcontents that will be louder and more assertive than the admirers. So Paul Sullivan is gone from the Cubs beat, and he will now be……...

Colleen Kane: Tribune’s New White Sox Beat Writer

Colleen Kane: Tribune’s New White Sox Beat Writer
(Update: Paul Sullivan is gone from the Chicago Cubs beat, and Vaughn McLure will be covering Illinois for the Tribune) You know that job posting you saw online for the Chicago Tribune; the open baseball writer position? It’s been filled internally; sources have told me. With this promotion of Colleen Kane, there will also be a couple of beats being shifted around. At least that’s what insiders tell me. Colleen Kane takes over the White Sox beat as Mark Gonzalez (@MDGonzales) shifts to the Chicago Cubs...

Tribune's David Haugh talks Cutler, D. Rose, ND and more

Tribune's David Haugh talks Cutler, D. Rose, ND and more
David Haugh signed on with the Chicago Tribune in 2003 after spending 10 years as sports columnist at the South Bend Tribune. He became the Chicago Bears beat writer when joining the Tribune before becoming the Bears columnist from 2006-08. Before the 2009 season, David Haugh became the Tribune’s 17th “In the Wake of the News,” columnist. In this exclusive interview, Haugh and I cover a lot of ground, and get “controversial” at times. Well, you may find some of these topics controversial. And if so, be sure voice your opinion in the comment threads below. Follow David Haugh on Twitter (@DavidHaugh)...
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Tribune's Mark Gonzales talks White Sox, TWTW and more (exclusive)

Tribune's Mark Gonzales talks White Sox, TWTW and more (exclusive)
Lots of trending topics to discuss with the Chicago White Sox this week. And Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune White Sox beat writer is the best person to discuss them with. If you don’t do so already, make sure you read his work regularly. He’s the best source to keep up on the Sox. You can follow Mark Gonzales on Twitter here...

Sun-Times Parent Buying the Tribune? You Must Be Joking!

Sun-Times Parent Buying the Tribune? You Must Be Joking!
No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke- the idea of one print voice for 3 million people. The Chicago Sun-Times parent company Wrapports LLC is supposedly interested in purchasing the Tribune Company. This, despite the fact that they have not turned a profit in the 15 months Michael Ferro has been in charge. So this purchase, really an expansion, could happen despite the realities the Sun-Times publications are facing: offices closing, shrinking revenues, decreasing circulation, an unresolved union contract and lay-offs. Sun-Times Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk's previous job was at Crain’s. Maybe he used his connections there to plant these stories in Crain’s? In order to boost morale for his ailing paper? When the suburban offices announced that they were closing, about a week before Christmas, Kirk said then there would be no more layoffs. Then in January, a member of upper level management within the organization went to one of the suburban offices and said the closing of the buildings (in Glenview, Merrillville, Joliet, Tinley Park, Waukegan and Aurora) had nothing to do with potential future layoffs; a source told me. Therefore, the news of March 15th came as quite a surprise. The Ides of March were cutthroat for numerous Sun-Times staffers including Southtown sports editor Phil Arvia. A veteran of 25 years, he covered the Chicago White Sox and holds a MLB Hall of Fame vote. For the full list of lay-offs go here. After the March 15th cuts were made, my source told me that Kirk had a meeting in the Sun-Times news room and said: 1.) the company isn’t making money 2.) no further detail about the lay-offs...

Comcast SportsNet replaces Chicago Tribune Live with SportsTalk Live

Comcast SportsNet replaces Chicago Tribune Live with SportsTalk Live
Adios Chicago Tribune Live! I gladly welcome with open arms the new format of SportsTalk Live. Comcast SportsNet Chicago is making the right call here, and frankly, it was a bit overdue. From Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder, who actually tipped the story a day early the Tribune has pulled the plug on its title sponsorship of Chicago Tribune Live, the flagship weeknight talk show that’s been airing on the regional sports network since October 2004. Starting next week, the roundtable discussion program featuring guests from the media, sports and entertainment worlds will be retitled SportsTalk Live. It will continue to air from 5:30 to 6:30pm Monday through Friday, with veteran sportscaster Dave Kaplan as host. It debuts February 25th...
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Legendary Chicago Tribune writer, former Northwestern player Bill Jauss passes away

Legendary Chicago Tribune writer, former Northwestern player Bill Jauss passes away
The world lost a tremendous pioneering journalist in the Chicago Tribune’s Bill Jauss today. In fact the entire sports media landscape as we know it today is in part due to a lot of the projects that the Hall of Fame writer was a part of. Jauss was presented a Ring Lardner award for his... Read more »

Exclusive with Chicago Tribune Illini, College Hoops Reporter Shannon Ryan

Exclusive with Chicago Tribune Illini, College Hoops Reporter Shannon Ryan
Shannon Ryan covers national college basketball for the Chicago Tribune. She also covers the Illinois Fighting Illini in both college football and hoops. Ryan also votes in the national poll each week. Pretty prestigious and exciting; so we had her join us for an interview.   PMB: How do you go about the process when... Read more »

CSN's Chicago Tribune Live really needs better diversification

CSN's Chicago Tribune Live really needs better diversification
There’s nothing like utilizing a media platform owned by the Chicago Tribune company to constructively criticize another one. Chicago Tribune Live, a show airing on Comcast Sports Net Chicago, is in dire need of formatting overhaul. Basically, it’s all middle-aged white male panel is like an inferior stock portfolio- no diversification. Between the host, usual... Read more »
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Exclusive with WSCR Personality, Author Ed Sherman

Exclusive with WSCR Personality, Author Ed Sherman
Welcome to Chicago Sports Media Watch, one of the newer blogs on Chicago Now. What are we about? I think this link can give you a great synopsis. When I was asked to do this blog by CN Director Jimmy Greenfield, I immediately thought of the old Chicago Tribune column “Inside Media” I loved reading... Read more »
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