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News in Chicago Media, Today and Tomorrow


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In this installment of "Conversations at the Newberry," Rick Kogan and Carol Marin discuss the broad contours of historical and contemporary journalism in Chicago and reflect on their own experiences as television, radio, and print reporters.

Sea changes in technology and the economics of journalism have revolutionized the ways in which we access the news. As the national news cycle increasingly dominates the media landscape, where can Chicagoans go for trusted, diverse, in-depth perspectives on critical local issues?

Historically, Chicago has been a center of journalistic activity, and several publications and individual reporters have built national profiles even as they remained closely connected to their local beats. How does Chicago journalism fit into the current media environment in the United States? And what are the greatest challenges facing Chicago reporters today?

Rick Kogan has been a newspaperman since he began his career at 16. Currently a senior reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he has worked since 1985, he also hosts a popular weekly radio program broadcast nationally, After Hours with Rick Kogan, and has authored eight books.

Carol Marin is the political editor at NBC5 News in Chicago and a regular interviewer for public broadcasting on WTTW's Chicago Tonight. In addition, in 2016, Carol was named a director of the DePaul University Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence. She has received three George Foster Peabody awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia awards, two National Emmys, a George Polk award, a Gracie, and Sigma Delta Chi's Ethics in Journalism award.

“Conversations at the Newberry” is generously sponsored by Sue and Melvin Gray.

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