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Kid Loses Lunch, Journalist Loses Her Career

Paige Wiser ousted as Chicago Sun-Times TV critic

(Newser) - Paige Wiser lost the job she’d held for 17 years at the Chicago Sun-Times … and all because of a vomiting child. Wiser was fired as the paper’s TV critic because her "Glee Live!" concert review, published Sunday but since pulled from the website, described a... More »

Roger Ebert Regains His Voice Online

Massive online journal is 'saving' ailing film critic as he faces death

(Newser) - Roger Ebert once “lived his life through microphones,” writes Chris Jones. But since his voice and the ability to eat or drink were taken from him in a 2006 surgery for thyroid cancer, he has returned to his best gift—the written word. “His new life is... More »

HBO Campaign Doc Shows Same Cool Obama

(Newser) - A new documentary on Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign depicts not much more or less than the restraint and measured response we’ve come to associate with our president, Ted Johnson writes for Variety. HBO’s By the People, to air Nov. 3, was not intended as an “exposé... More »

Sun-Times Files for Bankruptcy

Conrad Black's back-tax debt does it in

(Newser) - The Sun-Times Media Group, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, today announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in the hope of “making the company fit for a buyer.” Unlike the also-bankrupt owner of its competitor, the Tribune, the Sun-Times has just one debtor: Uncle Sam. The... More »

Ebert on Siskel: 'He Is in My Mind Almost Every Day'

(Newser) - Ten years after the death of his sparring partner, Roger Ebert pays tribute to Gene Siskel in the Chicago Sun-Times. "He is in my mind almost every day," writes Ebert. Yes, they had a sometimes volatile relationship, but the friendship endured. “No one else could possibly understand... More »

Trib Goes Tabloid on Weekdays

Newspaper will be smaller on newsstands, remain broadsheet for home deliveries

(Newser) - The Chicago Tribune is changing its street-sale format from broadsheet to tabloid beginning next week, the newspaper reports. The move, which will affect weekday retail editions but not subscription copies, puts the paper in direct competition with its rival, the Chicago Sun-Times, which has long published in the format. The... More »

Mariotti Quits Sun-Times, Newspaper Biz

Future is online, decides contrarian Chicago columnist

(Newser) - Jay Mariotti has resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times, the controversial sports columnist tells the rival Tribune, after observing the toll the Internet has taken on newspapers. “I don't want to go down with it,” said the 47-year-old known for his contrarian opinions and run-ins with colleagues and athletes... More »

Robert Novak Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

77-year-old Chicago Sun-Times columnist in hospital for biopsy

(Newser) - Newspaper columnist Robert Novak revealed today he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. A biopsy is set for today to determine if the tumor is malignant or benign. “I will be suspending my journalistic work for an indefinite but, God willing, not too lengthy... More »

That's Professor Obama to You

U of Chicago refutes Clinton claim; liberal blog backs off McCain plagiarism allegation

(Newser) - Barack Obama was indeed a professor at the University of Chicago's law school, the school said today. The Clinton campaign and the Sun-Times have said otherwise, but academic semantics back the onetime senior lecturer. The university said that title did qualify Obama as a professor—and the law school had... More »

Black Sentence Could Be Just 5 Years

Report doesn't back the 24-30 years feds want in media baron fraud

(Newser) - A confidential report prepared for the judge in the Conrad Black trial suggests that the disgraced media baron might receive a jail sentence far shorter than the 24-30 years prosecutors are seeking. The pre-sentencing report gives a much lower estimate for the scale of Black's fraud—$6.1 million, not... More »

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