Chicago Journalism

A History


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About the Book

This history of Chicago journalism is framed against the larger landscape of American media and the ways in which technology and mergers have altered news gathering and presenting. The book demonstrates how daily operations at the newspapers and broadcast stations have changed with the times. Audience tastes and interests ran a parallel course with technology, a sharp decline in print readership, competition in television news, and the explosion of the Internet.

About the Author(s)

Wayne Klatt’s first glimpses of a newsroom came when the Chicago Tribune printed four of his essays while he was in high school. After college he worked as a reporter, writer and editor for the City News Bureau, (later, City News Service). He has won the Paul Harvey Award for a radio script, co-wrote the true-crime books Freed to Kill and I Am Cain, and has contributed to many magazines.

Bibliographic Details

Wayne Klatt
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 320
Bibliographic Info: 38 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4181-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      3

Part 1: The Editors
ONE. A Bucket of Ink      7
TWO. Ashes to Ashes      28

Part 2: The Reporters, Newsboys, and Photographers
THREE. Anything Goes      77
FOUR. A Valentine for the Age      118
FIVE. Changing Times      150
SIX. Field, McCormick, and Hearst      173
SEVEN. Newsboys and Photographers      201

Part 3: The Media
EIGHT. Upheavals      213
NINE. The Pirates      246

Chapter Notes      281
Bibliography      298
Index      305