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Carl Kasell

Carl Kasell, legendary NPR newscaster and “Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me” scorekeeper, died Tuesday. We revisit a 2010 interview with him.

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The embattled former owner of Tronc, which owns the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, sold the shares to McCormick Media LLC, according to an SEC filing that came late Friday afternoon. 

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“The newsroom is in a position of jeopardy, and we’re standing up to make sure we’re paid fairly and to make sure we have a voice in how this place operates,” said Charlie Johnson, a Chicago Tribune home page editor and member of the union organizing committee.

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Shomari Legghette, center, appears before Cook County Judge Erica Reddick on Monday, March 12. (Courtroom sketch by Thomas Gianni). Inset: Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer.

Chicago magazine offers detailed portraits of slain police Cmdr. Paul Bauer and the man charged in the case with first-degree murder. We speak with the reporters behind the story.

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A shift in how news outlets can help you “take action” on the stories they report.

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Virtual reality is taking journalism and storytelling to a new level. We explore the technology with filmmaker Barbara Allen – and discuss whether audiences are ready for these immersive experiences.

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A controversial political cartoon sparks a leadership change – and questions. Can cartoons go too far? And what is the state of diversity in newsrooms? We speak with journalist Adeshina Emmanuel and editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis. 

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We speak with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who broke the Watergate story for the Washington Post in the early 1970s. 

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The news site DNAinfo Chicago shut down three months ago. Now, former staffers are coming back with a new business model and a new name, but with the same focus on hyperlocal news.

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Geoffrey Baer has some newspaper history hot off of yesteryear’s presses, and dives deep into the fishy story of storm drain covers.

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The Chicago Sun-Times suspends Richard Roeper for allegedly buying social media followers. What exactly is a Twitter bot?

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(Courtesy Chicago Sun-Times)

A phony tavern in 1970s Chicago exposed the city’s widespread corruption. We revisit the groundbreaking Chicago Sun-Times series with two of the journalists behind it.

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“Chicago Week in Review,” 1980 (Chicago Tonight)

The award-winning journalist talks about his astonishing four decades at the helm of his groundbreaking show on WTTW.

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A conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, who muses on how to be “a good old man” as he celebrates a milestone birthday.

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The longtime Chicago journalist talks about his new book “Murder in the News: An Inside Look at How Television Covers Crime.”

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“After 40 years I've decided to end my term as host and senior editor of this show I helped create,” Joel Weisman said. A special show next month will mark the show’s fourth decade, and Weisman’s final appearance as host.

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