Posts tagged "RedEye"

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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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 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 »

Blacks on gays and unnoticed interracial marriage at RedEye

Blacks on gays and unnoticed interracial marriage at RedEye
Has time come for gay blacks? That was the headline on a wonderful opinion column in yesterday’s RedEye, in which the author, Lenox Magee, a gay black man, explored the effect Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage has had on black Americans. The article has — at the time of this writing — received 300... Read more »
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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: 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 »

Goodbye RedEye?

Goodbye RedEye?
I remember last week when @djintel tweeted how much of a waste the RedEye weekend edition is, and I agreed. I also remember when the RedEye came out, how cool I thought it was, and how horrible I thought the Red Streak was. The Tribune Company wooed me with the idea that there was a newspaper made... Read more »
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Beware the social media "experts": an Eye on Chi Intro

Beware the social media "experts": an Eye on Chi Intro
‘Expert’ is a relative term. The first person to ever perform brain surgery was called an expert. We can all agree (fortunately) that such an experience level would not be given the same label today. So I’m leery of those who so freely dub themselves social media “experts.” It’s a title I myself have not... Read more »