Don’t be fooled, the Chicago Sun-Times wants subscriptions to peddle its side of the story, not yours

By John Ruberry A week ago the Chicago Sun-Times began a high-profile begging campaign with a white splash--a blank sheet of paper--as its front page to draw attention to an op-ed, “Imagine Chicago without the Sun-Times: An urgent appeal.” Or, the editorial could be titled, give us money or the Sun-Times will shut down. "Until … Continue reading Don’t be fooled, the Chicago Sun-Times wants subscriptions to peddle its side of the story, not yours

The Mirage Bar: When Journalists Got It Right

The numerous errors and continuing employment of ABC News reporter Brian Ross made me think about what went wrong with investigative journalism. As a young reporter in the 1970s, I cut my teeth in Chicago, a city where journalism came straight off The Front Page. Back in 1977, The Chicago Sun-Times bought a bar, The Mirage, … Continue reading The Mirage Bar: When Journalists Got It Right