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Not Just a Journalist: Q & A With Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens

Not Just a Journalist: Q & A With Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens

Heidi Stevens, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune’s Life and Style section, embodies the meaning of “balancing act,” which also happens to be the title of her daily column. Stevens is a true Chicagoan whose writing style is as real as her genuine and humble personality. As a wife, mother and writer, Stevens shares her […]

Pat Boyle Talks Sports and Journalism

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Pat Boyle Talks Sports and Journalism

Comcast Sportsnet Chicago anchor Pat Boyle won the Midwest Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement for his piece “Individual Excellence on Camera” in 2006. Boyle graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in telecommunications. He worked at ESPN for 4 years until he moved to the Windy City, where he has spent the last 11 […]

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Frank Main Talks Ethics and Journalism

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Frank Main Talks Ethics and Journalism

Chicago Sun-Times crime reporter Frank Main was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for a series of articles about Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods. Main, 51, joined the Sun-Times in 1998 and has covered politics, city hall, state government and federal court. He recently talked about the best and worst ethical decisions he has confronted, what […]

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Banks the Genius Faces the Music

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Banks the Genius Faces the Music

At first glance, Rob Mefford, 23, doesn’t appear as a typical “rapper.” With long brown hair tucked and hidden under his black snapback and his tight black jeans, his appearance screams “skater.” But underneath his dark exterior lies Banks the Genius, an up-and-coming local Chicago rapper who’s grasping the challenges of being young and aspiring […]

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Coffee and a Q&A with Chris Jones

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Coffee and a Q&A with Chris Jones

Chris Jones, a native of Manchester, England, has been a theater critic for the Chicago Tribune for 15 years and has reviewed thousands of productions locally, in addition to critiquing performances in New York and other cities with rich theater traditions. Tucked away in a window seat at Argo Tea, he talks about his experience […]

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Q&A with Artistic Director of Great Chicago Fire Festival, Jim Lasko

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Q&A with Artistic Director of Great Chicago Fire Festival, Jim Lasko

The Redmoon Theatre Artistic Director Jim Lasko gives insight to the Great Chicago Fire Festival. Lasko has been involved with the Redmoon Theatre since 1990, and this is the largest production that the theatre does annually. How is the rehearsal of this show going to work? LASKO: “The truth is we will not get to rehearse this show […]

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Journalism Not Going Away, Just Changing

Bethany Hubbard is a 29-year-old science journalist who is an inspiration to students or anyone who wants to pursue his or her dreams. She did not become a science journalist after high school. First she had other dreams to accomplish, such as theater and poetry. Then she realized she wanted to become a science journalist. […]

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