WaPo, ProPublica and Chicago Tribune among others honored with SPJ Ethics in Journalism Awards

The following excerpt was sent out from spj.org: The Society of Professional Journalists is bestowing its Ethics in Journalism Award to Tony Plohetskiof the Austin American-Statesman; Jodi S. Cohen and Jennifer Smith Richards of ProPublica and the Chicago Tribune; and William Wan of The Washington Post. This award honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical […]

Shaw Media lures two Chicago Tribune staffers to join its Northern Illinois operation

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: Two former Chicago Tribune editors will join Shaw Media in prime leadership roles for the company’s Northern Illinois news operation. Diana Wallace, a former senior content editor, and Mark Hume, a former deputy senior content editor, joined Shaw Media on Sept. 11. Wallace took over […]

Smith Richards swaps Chicago Tribune for ProPublica

The following excerpt was sent out from ProPublica: ProPublica announced Friday that reporter Jennifer Smith Richards is joining its Midwest newsroom. She starts on June 14. Smith Richards, a ProPublica Distinguished Fellow since 2021, joins the newsroom from the Chicago Tribune, where her data-driven investigative work has exposed abusive educators, government misspending, sexual abuse in […]

Turner joins City Limits as New York City Housing Authority reporter

City Limits has named Tatyana Turner its reporter covering the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Recently, she was a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Tribune. Before that, she worked with The Baltimore Sun via Report for America. She also served as a producer at BronxNet Community Television and a reporter at the Norwood […]

Chicago Tribune hires Syed as general assignment reporter

The following was sent out from The Chicago Tribune: The Chicago Tribune is thrilled to announce that Zareen Syed has joined the Chicago Tribune as a general assignment reporter with a focus on education. She began her new role Dec. 12. You can follow her on Twitter @ZareenSyed and read her work here. She previously covered the western […]

Chicago Tribune names Jurik managing editor

The Chicago Tribune has promoted Phil Jurik to managing editor, a position empty since September 2021, when Chrissy Taylor left to join Crain’s sister publication Automotive News. “My goal is going to be to maximize all of our great talent to put everyone in a position to succeed,” Jurik said. “I think readers have proven they […]

Newsday appoints Chicago Tribune’s Sleets managing editor

Rochell Bishop Sleets will join Newsday as a managing editor, securing the second top job in the newsroom. She will begin on Feb. 27. Sleets will report to Don Hudson, who became Newsday’s top editor on Dec. 1 after serving as managing editor. Currently, Sleets serves as one of two news directors of the Chicago […]

Chicago Tribune hires Kane to cover housing and residential real estate

Lizzie Kane has joined the Chicago Tribune’s business team to cover affordable housing and residential real estate. Recently, she was a real estate reporting intern at Bloomberg News. Previously, Kane interned at The Indianapolis Star, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Dallas Morning News and the Baltimore Brew. Kane has a B.A. from Davidson College. You can […]

Douglas to join the Houston Chronicle as deputy metro editor

Katherine Douglas will join the Houston Chronicle as deputy metro editor. Recently, Douglas served as deputy senior content editor of breaking news at the Chicago Tribune. Before that, she was a reporter at the Quick Response team. She was an education reporter and assignment editor at the Naples Daily News. She worked as a police […]

Chicago Tribune biz reporter Jimenez departs

Abdel Jimenez, business reporter at the Chicago Tribune, has left after more than 2 years to move back to his hometown in Arizona. As per his tweet, he will be sharing more details about his next move soon. Jimenez has also worked at Cronkite News as a borderlands reporter and was an intern at Phoenix […]