Chicago Media Future Conference set for June
There was a lot of anticipation for the Chicago Journalism Town Hall, which took place earlier this year. After a rash of layoffs and financial turmoil in newsrooms across the city, many journalists were chomping at the bit to talk about ways to fix the news business. While well intentioned, the discussions at.
What’s in a (policy) name?
I read this article in Progress Illinois today and it got me thinking. One of the challenges of nationalized health care is the name itself: Socialized medicine. Single payer health care. Nationalized health care. “European-style” or worse yet, “Canadian-style.” (Canadian-style?! Sure, we’ll give their bacon a whirl… but their policy of providing.
NCAA picks easier than Iowa caucus rules?
President Obama is using the bully pulpit of the White House blog to address a pressing issue: the Presidential picks for the NCAA basketball tournament. Last year, Obama’s picks were suspect for favoring teams from key primary states, so we’ll see how he does without election year pressures hanging over his head..
Chicago Reader launches redesign
The Chicago Reader has rolled out a new design for its Web site. For the user, there’s an improved navigation system up top & a new emphasis on the blogs that have grown to be an important part of the Reader’s offerings. Above the fold, you get this week’s cover story, the.
Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments
Here’s a quick shout-out and congrats to friend of Lackner/Andrews, Emily Ecton, on the release of her new book, Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments. When she’s not writing top shelf mysteries for the hyper-literate youth of America, Emily is a producer for Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.
Maritime Fest featured on Chicago Tonight
The Chicago Martime Festival was a weekend pick in Timeout Chicago and discussed during their weekly Chicago Tonight feature. Phil Ponce sounds ready to sport his eye patch. Video after the jump
Rocky Mountain News shuts down
Tough times in journalism continue as the Rocky Mountain News published its last edition this morning. On the paper’s website, the editorial staff posted this video chronicling the last days at the paper, which had been in print for nearly 150 years. Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo.
I just found out that Mayor Daley has launched a YouTube page. Update: This morning the Tribune’s Clout Street blog had more detailed coverage
Geoghegan rolls out endorsements
Tom Geoghegan announced a number of endorsements today, including one from from former Congressman Abner Mikva. The news made the front page of Huffington Post’s Chicago news site. You can read the full story here.
Teamsters Local 743 Endorses Geoghegan
Tom Geoghegan continues to pick up key endorsements in his race for Congress in the fifth district. In addition to the Teamsters (see below), we were also endorsed by the National Nurses Organizing Committee this week. TEAMSTERS LOCAL 743 ENDORSES TOM GEOGHEGAN FOR CONGRESS (CHICAGO) – Tom Geoghegan today received the endorsement.