Posts in category "Political 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...

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 »
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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 »

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 »