James Warren

June 27, 2017

The White House goes dark

Good morning. The past is not prologue for the press CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller is famously fastidious with all presidential happenings. Ditto […]
June 26, 2017

Who will own the Chicago Sun-Times? After weeks of waiting, it’s in the government’s hands

When it comes to the sale of the Chicago Sun-Times, one craves the kind of decisiveness demonstrated by the early-morning tweets of President Trump. Who […]
June 26, 2017

Sun-Times theater critic provokes outrage for panning play

Good morning. Her paper stands by her Race, violence and misunderstanding are part of Chicago’s civic shame. The tragic spectacle now ensnares a theater critic […]
June 23, 2017

New York Times and nonprofit team up for chilling exposé

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June 23, 2017

Times and nonprofit team for chilling exposé

Good morning. The Boys of Baga The kidnapping of nearly 300 girls during the bloody Nigerian conflict between the government and insurgent Boko Haram has […]
June 22, 2017

How The Wall Street Journal fired Jay Solomon

Good morning. Word of a very short meeting As The Washington Post put succinctly, “At 3:08 p.m. on Wednesday, the Washington bureau of The Wall […]
June 21, 2017

How the wonks won baseball coverage

“I’ve got to look at the analytics,” David Kaplan, a Chicago sports radio talk host, said on a recent morning as he speculated on whether […]
June 21, 2017

Pundits talk their Ossoff

Good morning. Here’s our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? […]
June 21, 2017

Pundits talk their Ossoff

Good morning. Republicans upend the press again Fox News was exultant. “You can’t go in and buy Georgia!” said pundit Kimberly Guilfoyle last evening in […]
June 20, 2017

Why media companies are ‘sick’ of Facebook

Good morning. They don’t want to be ordered around Even in the digital age, nothing’s more important than an old-fashioned, alluring headline. Try “media companies […]
June 19, 2017

Megyn Kelly exposes Alex Jones

Good morning. A revealing cross-examination It was a bit of an InfoSnooze, if damning and ultimately worthwhile. Megyn Kelly’s much-hyped interview with conspiracist Alex Jones […]
June 16, 2017

The impotent rage of Alex Jones

Good morning. Too smart by half in attacking Megyn Kelly There are smart conspiracy theorists. And then there’s Alex Jones of InfoWars. You can debate […]
June 15, 2017

How the Virginia shooter’s local newspaper covered Wednesday’s shooting

Good morning. Record pageviews in Belleville What demons drove James Hodgkinson? You needn’t have been glued to the cable and broadcast news networks Wednesday morning […]