Chicago Sun Times

January 24, 2011 by staff 

Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Sun-Times is an American newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois. It is the guiding document of the Sun-Times Media Group. The Chicago Sun-Times newspaper is the oldest continuously published daily in the city. It began in 1844 as the Chicago Evening Journal [2] (which was the first newspaper to publish the rumor, now believes is false, a cow owned by Catherine O’Leary was responsible for the Chicago Fire). [3] On the evening news, whose West Side building at 17-19 S. Channel has not been damaged, the Chicago Tribune gave a temporary home until they can rebuild. In 1929, the newspaper has been relaunched the Chicago Daily Illustrated Times.

Modern paper is created from the merger in 1948 of the Chicago Sun, founded in 1941 by Marshall Field III, and the Chicago Daily Times. Companies in the field, controlled by the Marshall Field family, who also owned WFLD Channel 32 since its inception in 1966, and the afternoon newspaper Chicago Daily News owned the newspaper. When the Daily News ended its run in 1978, much of its staff, including Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko, was transferred to the Sun-Times. During the campaign period, the newspaper had a populist, progressive character that leaned Democratic, but is independent of the Democratic establishment in the city. Although the graphic style was tabloid city, the paper was well appreciated for quality journalism and does not rely on sensational stories on the front page. It was usually sections of the Washington Post / Los Angeles Times news service.

In 1984, the site sold the paper to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., and style of the newspaper changed abruptly to that of its suitemate New York Post. Its first pages are more prone to sensationalism and its political stance shifted towards the Conservatives. It was at that time that the traditional Republican bastion, the Chicago Tribune, was softening its position, ending clear division of the city between the politics of both newspapers. This change was made, but all officials when Mike Royko defected to the Tribune.

However, July 10, 2007 new editorial page editor Cheryl Reed said: “We [the Chicago Sun-Times editorial page] are returning to our liberal roots of the working class, a position that we oppose outright in front of The Chicago Tribune, a Republican, George Bush praised the paper-wealthy Michigan Avenue. /

Murdoch sold the paper in 1986 (to buy its former sister television station WFLD launch the Fox network). In 1994, Hollinger International, indirectly controlled by Canadian businessman Conrad Black, acquired the Sun-Times. According to Black and his associate David Radler were charged with skimming money from Hollinger International, through retention of non-compete payments from the sale of Hollinger newspapers, they were removed from the board, and Hollinger International has been renamed Sun-Times Media Group.

In 2004, the Audit Bureau of Circulations for misrepresenting its circulation figures censured the Sun-Times.

In 2002, Kuczmarski & Associates, the Chicago Sun-Times has co-founded the Chicago Innovation Award.

On March 31, 2009, the newspaper has requested bankruptcy protection [7].

On October 9, 2009, the Sun Times unions agreed to concessions, opening the way for Jim Tyree to buy the newspaper, and 50 newspapers in the suburbs. Of the 25 million and the purchase price, and 5 million in cash, with 20 million others and to help pay past debts. [8]

The writer best-known Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert. Chicago columnist Mike Royko, formerly of the defunct Chicago Daily News, came on paper in 1978 but left for the Chicago Tribune in 1984 when the Sun-Times was bought by Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper column News Corp. was Irv Kupcinet a montage from 1943 until his death in 2003. It was also the home base for many years a columnist Ann Landers and the late veteran Robert Novak Washington for many years.

The newspaper has a start in journalism to columnist Bob Greene. Current Sun-Times writers include noted film critic Roger Ebert, Mary Mitchell, Richard Roeper, Michael Sneed, Mark Brown, a journalist Cathleen Falsani religious, Neil Steinberg, a sports writer Rick Telander, Hedy Weiss, Carol Marin, investigative journalist Frank Main, pop music writer Jim DeRogatis, and technology expert Andy Ihnatko. Lynn Sweet is the Washington bureau chief.

John Cruickshank became editor in 2003 after David Radler, 19 September 2007 and announced his resignation as head of the new division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. [Via wikipedia]

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