Posts in category "People with Passion"

People With Passion: Jonathan Eig

People With Passion: Jonathan Eig
A People With Passion series Chicago journalism January 30, 2012: Jonathan Eig In this excerpt from the 25th installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism interview series, Jonathan Eig tells the story of the creation of his new Chicago sports site ChicagoSide, which debuts in full April 2, 2012. - - -  I was sitting in a bar... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

People With Passion: Tran Ha, RedEye

People With Passion: Tran Ha, RedEye
A People With Passion series Chicago journalism December 29, 2011: Tran Ha In the 22nd installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism interview series, RedEye managing editor Tran Ha discusses her arrival at the RedEye from the Detroit Free Press, taking over the RedEye’s top editor position amidst a changing journalism landscape, and the challenges... Read more »

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part III

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part III
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 24, 2011: Sam Smith Here, in Part III of Jack M Silverstein’s three-part interview with Bulls writer Sam Smith, Sam discusses his departure from the Tribune, his arrival at Bulls.com, why his work at Bulls.com is “ the best journalism experience I’ve had ,” and why you... Read more »
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People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part II

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part II
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 24, 2011: Sam Smith Here, in Part II of Jack M Silverstein’s three-part interview with Bulls writer Sam Smith, Sam discusses the making of The Jordan Rules, his book about the 1990-91 Chicago Bulls. PART II OF III CLICK HERE FOR PART I - - - I... Read more »

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part I

People With Passion: Sam Smith, Part I
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 24, 2011: Sam Smith Bulls fans in Chicago have been reading Sam Smith’s work since the mid-1980s, but the famous sportswriter and basketball chronicler’s career did not begin in Chicago, nor in sports, nor even in journalism. Here, in the 21st installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago... Read more »

People With Passion: Ben Joravsky

People With Passion: Ben Joravsky
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 20, 2011: Ben Joravsky In this excerpt of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism People With Passion series, Chicago Reader political writer Ben Joravsky discusses the challenges in writing about Chicago’s tax increment financing program, the cluelessness of Chicagoans, and the trouble with aldermen. - - - I... Read more »
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People With Passion: Chuck Swirsky

People With Passion: Chuck Swirsky
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism December 9, 2011: Chuck Swirsky In the 19th installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism People With Passion series, Chicago Bulls radio play-by-play man Chuck Swirsky explains his on-air relationship with color man Bill Wennington, and tells the story of Ron Santo’s hiring at WGN in 1989. -... Read more »