Posts in category "Music journalism"

People With Passion: Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions, Part II

People With Passion: Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions, Part II
A People With Passion series Chicago journalism January 24, 2012: Jim DeRogatis In Part II of this 24th installment of my Chicago journalism interview series, Chicago music critic Jim DeRogatis discusses his tenure at Rolling Stone, his return to the Sun-Times, why newspapers are dying, and why Britney Spears could deliver one of the world’s great nights... Read more »

People With Passion: Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions, Part I

People With Passion: Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions, Part I
A People With Passion series Chicago journalism January 24, 2012: Jim DeRogatis We are meeting in Jim DeRogatis‘s office at Columbia College. Jim, or DeRo as he sometimes calls himself, is a large, excitable, generous man — he is in person very much as he is on his radio show Sound Opinions, and during our... Read more »

People With Passion: David Drake, music writer

People With Passion: David Drake, music writer
A People With Passion series Chicago journalism January 18, 2012: David Drake In the 23rd installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism interview series, music writer David Drake of Pitchfork, Fader, the Tribune, and his blog somanyshrimp.com discusses his life as a working freelance writer, and describes the process of how he created the connections... Read more »
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EOC spotlight on: journalismjobs.com Ben Fong-Torres interview

EOC spotlight on: journalismjobs.com Ben Fong-Torres interview
While researching Jane Hirt of the Chicago Tribune, I came upon this kick-ass interview series with journalists from journalismjobs.com. This series seems to be discontinued — I can’t find anything beyond 2006 — but no matter: there is plenty here to choose from, including James Fallows, Christopher John Farley, John Rawlings, Bob Edwards, and Michele... Read more »

YouTube and smart phones: the music journalist's new best friends

YouTube and smart phones: the music journalist's new best friends
On the night of Sunday, August 7, as the rain fell outside my window and the crowds at Lollapalooza dispersed, I was home editing an interview and flipping around online. I did not attend Lolla this year, but I was interested to see how the rain affected the performances. I remember the famous clip of Gavin... Read more »

How to follow the music scene in Chicago: an introduction

How to follow the music scene in Chicago: an introduction
Following music in Chicago is like going to Vegas: if you don’t find your niche, you’ll be overwhelmed. Me? My Vegas niche is the sports book. Get me hunkered down in front of a giant wall of huge screens with a bunch of stats and dates and numbers surrounded by a sea of twitchy gamblers... Read more »
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