Posts tagged newspaper

Commentary on crime in the city from the Chicago Examiner, 1912, Chicago.

Commentary on crime in the city from the Chicago Examiner, 1912, Chicago.

Delivering the Daily News via the Blue Streak in the Loop, 1925, Chicago.

Delivering the Daily News via the Blue Streak in the Loop, 1925, Chicago.

The 3rd Tribune Building starts construction, 7 S. Dearborn, 1901, Chicago.
The building was demolished in 1998.

The 3rd Tribune Building starts construction, 7 S. Dearborn, 1901, Chicago.

The building was demolished in 1998.

The newsroom at the Chicago Tribune, 1943, Chicago.
Note the desk setup. Department editors would sit at a center desk, surrounded by copy and junior editors. There would be three rotating shifts throughout the day depending on which edition they were working on.
This was the golden era of Chicago newspaper journalism.

The newsroom at the Chicago Tribune, 1943, Chicago.

Note the desk setup. Department editors would sit at a center desk, surrounded by copy and junior editors. There would be three rotating shifts throughout the day depending on which edition they were working on.

This was the golden era of Chicago newspaper journalism.

Reading the Daily Jewish Courier, in Yiddish, 1930, Chicago.
My Hebrew and Yiddish are rusty, can anyone help translate?

Reading the Daily Jewish Courier, in Yiddish, 1930, Chicago.

My Hebrew and Yiddish are rusty, can anyone help translate?

Newspaper vendor, Maxwell Street, c. 1920, Chicago.

Newspaper vendor, Maxwell Street, c. 1920, Chicago.

State Street entrance, Sun Times Building, 1988, Chicago

State Street entrance, Sun Times Building, 1988, Chicago

Just finished reading Michael Hainey’s fantastic book, After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story.
The story follows Michael Hainey as he searches to uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his father, Bob Hainey, who was an editor at the Chicago Sun-Times in 1970.
The main plot of the story is, in itself,  extremely compelling. But I think I got more out of the parts discussing Chicago’s storied newspaper culture. Mike Hainey also goes into detail about growing up in Chicago, his relationship with his mother and his family’s long history in the city.
Learn more here: http://aftervisitingfriends.com/
A highly recommended read!

Just finished reading Michael Hainey’s fantastic book, After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story.

The story follows Michael Hainey as he searches to uncover the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his father, Bob Hainey, who was an editor at the Chicago Sun-Times in 1970.

The main plot of the story is, in itself,  extremely compelling. But I think I got more out of the parts discussing Chicago’s storied newspaper culture. Mike Hainey also goes into detail about growing up in Chicago, his relationship with his mother and his family’s long history in the city.

Learn more here: http://aftervisitingfriends.com/

A highly recommended read!

Unemployed men gather in front of the Daily News office (at Madison and Wells) to get the first editions of the jobs wanted classifieds, 1921, Chicago.

Unemployed men gather in front of the Daily News office (at Madison and Wells) to get the first editions of the jobs wanted classifieds, 1921, Chicago.

Private office of Cyrus Field Adams, 1895, Chicago.
The Appeal , founded in 1885, was the leading African American newspaper of its day, a predecessor to The Chicago Defender.
NYPL Digital Archives

Private office of Cyrus Field Adams, 1895, Chicago.

The Appeal , founded in 1885, was the leading African American newspaper of its day, a predecessor to The Chicago Defender.

NYPL Digital Archives

Reading the Chicago Sun (Times) on the L, 1942, Chicago

Reading the Chicago Sun (Times) on the L, 1942, Chicago

Dogs as newsies, 1934, Chicago.

Dogs as newsies, 1934, Chicago.

Robert Morton Lee (center right), city editor for the Chicago Tribune, surrounded by his assistant and copy editors, finalizing stories for the afternoon edition, 1934, Chicago.

Robert Morton Lee (center right), city editor for the Chicago Tribune, surrounded by his assistant and copy editors, finalizing stories for the afternoon edition, 1934, Chicago.

Removing bark from wood before processing as newspaper for the Sun-Times, 1942, Chicago.
AP Wire Photo

Removing bark from wood before processing as newspaper for the Sun-Times, 1942, Chicago.

AP Wire Photo

Searching the want ads for work at the Daily News offices, 15 Wells, 1915, Chicago.
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Searching the want ads for work at the Daily News offices, 15 Wells, 1915, Chicago.

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