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News Flash: Olympic Viewers Are Not Idiots

Caryn Ward | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Caryn Ward

Producers, give your audience more credit. Viewers will stick around for the news but they might just go away in frustration if you waste their time with something they've just seen.

Suburban Paper Begins Charging Online Readers Monthly Fee

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

With its move to begin charging its online readers a monthly fee to visit its site, the suburban Daily Herald Wednesday became the first Chicago area ...

After Ethics Flap, Journalists Scrubbed From Daley Tribute Ad

Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

If you felt something was off about the Walter E. Smithe ad released last week, featuring a pantheon of local celebs wishing a fond farewell to Mayor ...

Media Columnist Robert Feder Leaving WBEZ's Vocalo.org

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When I wrote my first post for the Vocalo blogs in November 2009, I couldn't have imagined what an exciting and eventful year would follow. From the a...

Randy Michaels Shows No Love For Bloggers: Tribune CEO Feuds With Media Blogger Who Reported On His 'Banned Words' Memo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, WBEZ media columnist Robert Feder published an internal memo from Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels that listed 119 words WGN employees...

Who Will Replace Oprah? 'Invigorating' Local Morning Show Planned

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Oprah Winfrey leaves Chicago (and her show ends) in September of 2011--what will fill her coveted television spot? While some predicted another...

Why Are There So Few Women On Chicago Radio?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Betty Loren-Maltese -- the former Cicero town president recently released from prison -- is scheduled to co-host on WVON radio Monday. Whatever you th...

Randy Michaels' Radio Rules: Memo Bans WGN Employees From Using Words He Doesn't Like On Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Apparently improving a struggling media company's morale is not at the top of Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels' list of priorities. Instead, the sho...

Robert Feder, Former Sun-Times Media Columnist, Joining Public Radio's Vocalo

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Robert Feder, who last year quit the Chicago Sun-Times after 28 years with the lament that "covering the minutiae of the broadcast business isn't as m...

Robert Feder's Final Sun-Times Column

Chicago Sun-Times | Robert Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Yes, this is it. I'm stepping down today after 28 years of daily coverage of radio and television for the Sun-Times," Robert Feder writes in Friday's...

Robert Feder Leaving The Chicago Sun-Times

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Veteran radio and television columnist Robert Feder is leaving the Chicago Sun-Times after nearly three decades at the paper. Facing another round of...

Two White Guys "At the Movies"

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

It's 2008 and some black dude is running for president, but the movie review show based in Chicago - which has one of the largest black and Latino populations in America--couldn't find one single movie writer, reviewer, or blogger "of color" to fill one of the seats?