...and its journalists, Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin.
If it were not for them and their editors, Richard Vanecko, "who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last week, never would have faced justice if not for years of [their] painstaking, dogged and courageous work," as Tribune on-line media columnist Robert Feder observed.
"Any doubt that newspapers still mattered was wiped away," Feder said, when Vanecko, "nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley was sentenced in court for his role in the death of 21-year-old David Koschman a decade ago."
When I look at the contributions that newspapers still make--this kind of investigative reporting and the expanded news and commentary hole at the Tribune, I have to disagree with those who say that digital will and must replace the papers. It's just a shame that Feder isn't plying his vast talents on the printed page anymore.