Posts in category "Sports journalism"

People With Passion: RedEye's BAG BOY

People With Passion: RedEye's BAG BOY
In August of 2004, with RedEye still searching for its own identity, RedEye sports editor Chris Malcolm and a writer who shall remain nameless developed an idea for a column that would encapsulate the Chicago fan experience: caustic yet passionate, humorous yet desperate, hopeful yet exacerbated. The character was Bag Boy, and since 2004 this... Read more »

Throwback columns from RedEye's Bag Boy

Throwback columns from RedEye's Bag Boy
Since I’m running an interview tomorrow with the author of RedEye‘s Bag Boy column, I wanted to share some of his vintage columns. Enjoy! *** Make it same time, next year, please October 28, 2005 So that only took 88 years. And for those of you thinking that the bag is coming off now, think... Read more »

My original D-Rose injury column for RedEye, 4-28-2012, and other stories

My original D-Rose injury column for RedEye, 4-28-2012, and other stories
April 28, 2012, Saturday afternoon. The Bulls were polishing off the 8th seeded Philadelphia 76ers in a Game 1 playoff win when Derrick Rose knifed into the lane and blew out his knee. Watching at home with my computer up, I flipped up a blank Word Doc and banged out a column. I did one... Read more »
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ReadJack's guide to watching old Super Bowls on youtube

ReadJack's guide to watching old Super Bowls on youtube
ReadJack’s 2013 guide to watching old Super Bowls on Youtube So you’re a Super Bowl junkie and don’t want to wait until 5:30 today to get your Big Game Fix? Or you’re just a severely depressed Bears fan still aching over our team’s absence in this year’s playoffs, and you want to pretend this year’s... Read more »

Learning the reporting game, from the Tribune's Vaughn McClure

If you’re a Bears fan who reads the Chicago Tribune, you are probably familiar with the work of Vaughn McClure. I’ve read his work for a while, but getting an opportunity to actually watch him work has given me a newfound respect for his game and the craft of reporting. I reference two articles in this video, one... Read more »

A Cubs essay featuring our own Jimmy Greenfield! And thoughts on the editing process...

Hey gang! As I said last week, Eye On Chi is all about my take on the Chicago journalism scene, but it's also my own experience navigating the Chicago journalism scene, and that's what today's post is about. ...
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A tribute to Bill Jauss and a rebooting of Eye On Chi

Hi everyone! I took a hiatus from Eye On Chi during the summer (and now into the fall), but I'm bringing it back, starting with today's tribute to Bill Jauss, who died yesterday at age 81. ...

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: 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 »