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Who will own the Chicago Sun-Times? After weeks of waiting, it's in the government's hands

When it comes to the sale of the Chicago Sun-Times, one craves the kind of decisiveness demonstrated by the early-morning tweets of President Trump. Who knows, maybe he'd announce a sale to his favorite media vehicle, "Fox & Friends." We are, after all, in rather uncharted territory on many fronts with the president. By Monday, there was still no conclusion … Read More
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Sun-Times theater critic provokes outrage for panning play

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Race, violence and misunderstanding are part of Chicago's civic shame. The tragic spectacle now ensnares a theater critic while underscoring tricky issues of cultural and media diversity. To slightly mangle "Hamilton," the … Read More
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Two new bids for Chicago Sun-Times as latest deadline passes

While President Trump feuds with his Attorney General over a travel ban and the Russia investigation, he's likely unaware of a less fractious Justice Department matter: approving a sale of the Chicago Sun-Times. The latest deadline for bids to buy the financially pressed tabloid passed Monday. There are at least two apparent new bids in addition to a previous … Read More
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Justice Department extends bid period for Chicago Sun-Times

The Justice Department has extended until Monday the period for possible bids for the Chicago Sun-Times amid what appears to be interest by one or more parties. In a note to staff early Wednesday, Publisher-Editor Jim Kirk updated his staff in a note that implied that there's been some interest displayed since the government essentially ordered the paper to run … Read More
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Sun-Times runs front-page ad announcing it's for sale

The long-proud Chicago Sun-Times takes the newspaper industry's stunning decline to a frustrating low this morning: It runs an ad for its own sale. Wrapped around the front page is a letter to readers from publisher-editor Jim Kirk that it's looking for new ownership to keep "the Sun-Times publishing as an independent news source for Chicago." The reality is that … Read More
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Sun-Times CEO exits for Newhouse, Cleveland

Cleveland.com Tim Knight, an attorney-turned-publishing executive, is exiting the Chicago Sun-Times to oversee the Newhouse-owned Northeast Ohio Media Group, which includes Cleveland.com and provides significant ad and marketing services to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Knight has been CEO of Wrapports LLC, which owns the struggling Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Reader, the city's alternative weekly. He was a … Read More
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What's it like to cover a game with no fans?

APRIL 29: View of Camden Yards during a Major League Baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox where, fans were shut out of the afternoon game by the Orioles after protests and unrest in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. (Photo Credit: mpi34/MediaPunch/IPX)I was throwing batting practice to 11-year-olds in a 40-degree Chicago chill Wednesday … Read More
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Plagiarism questions at Chicago paper owned by a state legislator

Better Government Association Illinois state Sen. Steven M. Landek (D) The Better Government Association (BGA), a Chicago-based investigative journalism nonprofit, has accused the editors of the Desplaines Valley News of plagiarizing numerous stories in a series of unsigned editorials. The co-owners of the paper are Illinois state Sen. Steven M. Landek (D) and former Chicago Sun-Times editorial page … Read More
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Reporting on rumors and the personal lives of athletes

Normally, it would have been a routine post-practice session on Sunday, March 1 for the Chicago Blackhawks. It wasn’t. In the locker room, Patrick Sharp, one of the team’s top players, strongly denied salacious allegations that he had an affair with a teammate's wife and other women. Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)“When people delve into … Read More
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15 take buyout offer at Sun-Times

The Sun-Times building. (AP) Fifteen editorial staffers from The Chicago Sun-Times took buyouts Friday, Sun-Times Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk has confirmed. The news was first reported by Robert Feder. According to Feder, the staffers will receive 20 weeks of severance pay and "be gone from the Sun-Times newsroom by Monday." Among the employees taking buyouts are the four … Read More
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