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Monday, Dec 19, 2016

Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor)

* 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?

Related…

* Robservations: WLS drops Michael Savage….Salem Media news/talk WIND AM 560 has renewed Dan Proft as morning host in a multiyear extension announced this week.

- Posted by Barton Lorimor        

13 Comments
  1. - W Flag - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 8:38 am:

    The Michael Savage broadcast was doomed on WLS-890 AM. It was placed into a late night slot and was constantly interrupted by White Sox and Bulls broadcasts.


  2. - PublicServant - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:22 am:

    Russia, here we come.


  3. - Amalia - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:34 am:

    who pays for your salary? it’s a corporate world, and be careful what you violate. there’s news, and then there’s the corporate bend to reality. it’s not just Russia that is a worry when it comes to news manipulation.


  4. - RNUG - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:37 am:

    1) Who Rich and Bernie are

    2) Which Legislators frequent which bars and restaurants


  5. - Rabid - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 9:43 am:

    If it’s fake it’s news


  6. - Huh? - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 10:50 am:

    Don’t take what 1.4% says as the truth. Make him answer tough questions about how his personal agenda will benefit the residents of Illinois.


  7. - wordslinger - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 11:21 am:

    The way things have been going down there for journalists, rent, don’t buy.


  8. - yeah - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 11:23 am:

    Never ask interviewees about increasing gaming or liquor taxes or you will immediately be fired.


  9. - X-prof - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 12:18 pm:

    The following could well be key to solving the state’s fiscal mess.

    Someone in the press needs to investigate and report to the public the Governor’s (and people like him) total state and local tax burden as a percentage of income and compare it to the same number for middle and low-income workers in the state. Then ask the Governor to (1) justify the huge discrepancy and (2) explain how his Turn-around Agenda could possibly produce as much new revenue as simply taxing his economic peer group at rates comparable to what most IL tax-payers currently bear.


  10. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 4:16 pm:

    Not hopeful.
    Believe this crop was akin to the recent sugar crop in Hawaii.


  11. - Railrat - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 5:37 pm:

    You in mainstream media and pollsters will never be viewed the same , zero credibility, and you and your employers deserve everything coming, by not exposing social media as a bogus news source without leadership or editorial governance, mainstream media is an embarrassment .


  12. - A Modest Proposal - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 8:36 pm:

    My Advice: There is more to this state than Springfield and its institutions. When writing, take into account what the South Side, the North Side, the Suburbs, Down state, Central Illinois and Northern Illinois think.


  13. - MAMA - Monday, Dec 19, 16 @ 10:54 pm:

    Learn the difference between fake and real news.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


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