Chicago Sun-Times

Sun-Times CEO exits for Newhouse, Cleveland Tim Knight, an attorney-turned-publishing executive, is exiting the Chicago Sun-Times to oversee the Newhouse-owned Northeast Ohio Media Group, which includes 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

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

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

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

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