Question of the Day
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
* As Bernie pointed out in his column last weekend, a number of Statehouse reporters are leaving the press room for new posts in other bureaus. Amanda Vinicky and Mike Riopell have left their respective bureau chief posts to accept assignments at other outlets in Chicago. Ed Cross is crossing over from the media side to be a government spokesman. Kelsey Gibbs and Ivan Moreno are leaving Illinois entirely, and Seth Perlman was forced into retirement after more than 30 years of filling rolls of film and memory cards for the AP.
Those departures (hopefully) mean a new crop of reporters are headed for the Capitol press room.
* QUESTION: What should these incoming writers and broadcasters know about covering the Illinois Capitol?