Posts in category "On journalism"

"Unite with One Heart and One Mind" -- Barack Obama's essay on MLK Day 2009, the day before his first inauguration

"Unite with One Heart and One Mind" -- Barack Obama's essay on MLK Day 2009, the day before his first inauguration
On MLK Day 2009, the day before his first inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama published an essay in the Washington Times called "Unite with One Heart and One Mind," the title of which comes from Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address in 1801. I was in D.C. for Obama's 2009 inauguration and bought a copy of the paper, which I have saved. You can read the whole article here, but I wanted to share the images from the newspaper, which are included in the gallery. This does not tie directly to Eye On Chi's theme of Chicago journalism, but as MLK Day 2017 comes four days before the inauguration of this country's most embarrassing president-elect in at least 96 years (shoutout to Warren G. Harding), I thought it appropriate to look back at this essay for three reasons...

Chicago newspapers from the JFK assassination, November 22-25, 1963 (Tribune, Sun-Times, Daily News, American)

Chicago newspapers from the JFK assassination, November 22-25, 1963 (Tribune, Sun-Times, Daily News, American)
Being a newspaper buff, I was very excited when a friend of mine invited me to her grandmother’s house this summer to check out her newspaper collection, which included a number of papers chronicling the assassination of the 35th U.S. President, John F. Kennedy. For today’s 50-year anniversary of that assassination, I am sharing photos... Read more »

Blacks on gays and unnoticed interracial marriage at RedEye

Blacks on gays and unnoticed interracial marriage at RedEye
Has time come for gay blacks? That was the headline on a wonderful opinion column in yesterday’s RedEye, in which the author, Lenox Magee, a gay black man, explored the effect Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage has had on black Americans. The article has — at the time of this writing — received 300... Read more »
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March 17, 1972: Mike Royko on St. Paddy's in Chicago

March 17, 1972: Mike Royko on St. Paddy's in Chicago
We’ll be back this Wednesday with a new Chicago journalism People With Passion with Jonathan Eig of Chicago Side, and since I am about to head out to, in the approximate words of Pete Venkman, “Get crazy in the streets of Chicago,” I figured I would take a moment to bang out a terrific Royko... Read more »

EOC spotlight on: Rick Kogan, and the Billy Goat

EOC spotlight on: Rick Kogan, and the Billy Goat
Happy Friday Chicago media mavens! Today’s Eye On Chi spotlight flashes on our pal Rick Kogan and his 2006 ode to Billy Sianis, Sam Sianis, Mike Royko, “Cheezeborger! Cheezeborger!” those wonderfully depressing Chicago Cubs, several goats, and yes, a tavern — a tidy piece of prose called A Chicago Tavern: a Goat, a Curse, and... Read more »

EOC spotlight on: Whet Moser, Chicago Reader

EOC spotlight on: Whet Moser, Chicago Reader
Back in March 2009, Whet Moser (then of the Reader, now of Chicago Magazine) wrote a dynamite blog post turned cover story about “journalism’s past, present, and future” that broke down the animus many traditional journalists feel toward bloggers and outlined in plain, detailed language why your future journalism career may depend on your being an... Read more »
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