Posts in category "Political journalism"

A few selections from the Chicago journalism world on the 2012 Presidential Election

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Hey everybody! A bit later today I will write my “how-I-feel-four-years-later” Obama post, but for now I wanted to share a few election-related selections from the Chicago journalism world, as well as links to my ChicagoNow folks. As seen in this video: * Here’s Hoping, my story at Time Out Chicago * Still Hoping for... 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 »

What would you do for $25 million?

What would you do for $25 million?
That is how much the city is expected to earn from corporate advertising revenue, like the banners posted near the Chicago River.  The Tribune reports, Bank of America signed a 30-day ad lease on the Wabash Avenue bridge houses for an undisclosed amount. Fox News Chicago interviewed city dwellers who were less than happy about... Read more »
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EOC spotlight on: Matthew Cassel, Al Jazeera English

EOC spotlight on: Matthew Cassel, Al Jazeera English
Matthew Cassel of Al Jazeera English continues his exemplary work this morning with an article about Islamophobia across the U.S., including here in Chicago. Cassel, a graduate of Evanston Township High School, has covered the Middle East since 2003 as both a photographer and writer. While photography is his first love, his opinion writing and... Read more »