What to write while the Blagovevich jury decides

Still no word on the Blagojevich trial. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich still sits in limbo as the jury decides his fate on corruption charges and the media still has stories to write about the case. It may have quieted somewhat, but those on the beat must find something to write about every day.

New hyperlocal link should be followed

Ask a dozen journalists for a working definition of hyperlocal and you might get nine different responses. For some, hyperlocal journalism has been around for years. It’s nothing more than making sure that journalism is local and concentrates on the news surrounding a particular community. For some, hyperlocal means more than just covering the local …

The Tribune Company bankruptcy case

How important are headlines? How often do newspapers frame stories to put a different light on the same event? Look at how two Chicago newspapers handled the same story, court examiner Kenneth Klee’s findings in the Tribune Company Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and the leveraged buyout of 2007.

Sypher trial gives media more buzz for its buck; Blago fizzles

As the summer started it was hard for me not to look just a little bit forward to the Rod Blagojevich trial. It promised so much, a state governor on a corruption trial, the promise of airing dirty political laundry and even the possibility of the political stench reaching the hall of the White House.

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