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Mary Mitchell

Six Problems With Media Coverage on the Sex Trade

Katherine Koster | Posted 09.22.2016 | Media
Katherine Koster

Look -- we get that you're under time pressure and for last minute news overviews, it's easier to just cut and paste from press releases. But if repeated research and in-depth features indicate that the press release is not a complete or accurate description of what happened, this becomes dishonest reporting.

Chicago Sun-Times Editor Thinks Sex Workers Can't Be Sexually Assaulted

Katherine Koster | Posted 09.14.2016 | Chicago
Katherine Koster

She mocked that the victim would call 911 rather than going to a "pimp." She called forced sex at gunpoint "theft of services." She stated that taking the sexual assault of a sex worker seriously "minimizes the act of rape," is "an insult" to real victims.

Columnist Calls Gunpoint Rape Of Sex Worker 'Theft Of Services'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women

A Saturday editorial in the Chicago Sun Times argues that a rape case against a man who forced a woman to have sex at gunpoint is “making a mockery ...

The Hidden Truth About Chatham

Zack Isaacs | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

For years, Chatham has been the premier black community on the South Side with nice homes and manicured lawns. But some residents feel their "grass wa...

Mary Mitchell Strikes Back, and Misfires

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

One way to sell newspapers is to get two columnists fighting. I don't pick fights. But I don't run from one either.

Chicago State University Prez is Right: There Is No Free Lunch for Icons

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

What's so wrong with teaching a full course load?

Mary Mitchell: Linking North Side Policing to South and West Side Crime

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

The differences between crime rates for different areas of the city have deep social roots. You cannot expect communities that have been all but written off to not struggle with violence.

Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times Columnist, Writes About Breast Cancer Battle

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 500 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. On March 13, I was one of them. It was as if someone had strapped me...

Chicago: Second Again

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

With the election of Barack Obama, the urban orbits have shifted. After Washington, D.C., Chicago has won Second City status once again, based on politics rather than population.

Obama Versus R. Kelly: No Competition

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

In Obama's hometown the big news this week was not his historic delegate lead. It was the R. Kelly underage porn trial, which is no knock on Obama, for what can compete anymore with a celebrity underage porn trial?