Posts tagged "Chicago Tribune"

10 years ago today from the Trib and Sun-Times: the Bears reach the Super Bowl

10 years ago today from the Trib and Sun-Times: the Bears reach the Super Bowl
Ten years ago today, the Chicago Bears advanced to Super Bowl XLI with a win over the New Orleans Saints. I wrote about this for Windy City Gridiron, and hit the microfilm at Harold Washington Library to do so. Lots of great newspaper clips that I’m not including in that story, so I wanted to... Read more »

Chicago Tribune from the 1908 World Series -- the last Cubs champion

Chicago Tribune from the 1908 World Series -- the last Cubs champion
Hey all! As I sit here at home getting set to watch the first Northside World Series in 71 years and the second in Chicago since 2005, I wanted to share snippets from the Chicago Tribune from Oct. 9-15, 1908 — AKA The Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series. These photos are straight from... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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: 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 »

People With Passion: William Lee

People With Passion: William Lee
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism October 21, 2011: William Lee In the 16th installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism People With Passion series, Chicago Tribune breaking news crime reporter William Lee discusses the ways that citizens turn into killers. – – – I remember I was watching this journalism movie the other... Read more »

People With Passion: Jane Hirt

People With Passion: Jane Hirt
A People With Passion series Chicago journalism October 21, 2011: Jane Hirt In the 13th installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism People With Passion interview series, Chicago Tribune managing editor Jane Hirt discusses her start at the Tribune on the sports desk in the early 90s. – – – I got here through sheer luck,... 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 »