Caroline O'Donovan is a reporter and staff writer for the Nieman Journalism Lab. Her writing has appeared in The New Republic, where she worked as a literary intern, as well as at Gaper’s Block, the Architect's Newspaper and the Chicagoist. She was a Davee Fellow at Chicago Public Media, where she assisted with the production of live morning news and talk show and reported on the news desk. She has also reported for American Public Media's Marketplace. She tweets @ceodonovan, an endeavor she has been told is “actually really funny.” Caroline is a graduate of the University of Chicago.
A listener asked what’s in the Dems’ secret sauce to get Chicago mayors elected. Our findings: Patronage? Sure. Successful ethnic outreach? Yep. Being on the winning side of the politics of booze? Whuh?
rjseg1 In an enormous, frigid gymnasium this Thursday, the University of Illinois at Chicago invited top policy thinkers and students from across the city to gather and meditate on the problems facing this fair city. The top policy thinkers accepted the invitation. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Illinois
WorldStream, the Journal's stream of brief videos built on Tout, is getting premium ad rates and substantial audience numbers.
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The city's aldermen voted 46-3 on Thursday to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.3 billion spending plan.
Residents who don’t buy the city’s promise to save them cash can seek an alternative.
Apparently, something on (in?) the Internet ate all of CHIRP Radio’s stuff. “Unrecoverable error,” they say. But as of Thursday, that’s all in the past, as CHIRP Radio unveiled it’s new website—so fresh, so clean, etc. First things first, yes there is a website launch party. CHIRP is big
The Arizona State professor is working on a book project that also looks at journalists' poor understanding of online security.
A crowd gathered on Saturday afternoon to watch the demolition of the Bridgeport warehouse that caught fire Tuesday night. The blaze rekindled on Friday, prompting the building’s owner, Calvin Boender, to apply for a permit to demolish it. Boender has been in prison for bribery since 2010. The fire department
Terry Evans, Icefjord that leads to the mouth of the Jakobshavn Glacier, June 27, 2008, morning, (Greenland Glacier: The Scale of Climate Change), inkjet print, courtesy of the artist and the Spencer Museum of Art Lawrence, Kansas, image courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago The Fullerton Ave. CTA stop
"Twitter is known for three things. It's known for the Arab Spring, it's known for Justin Bieber, and it's known for narcissism."
The New Republic's Isaac Chotiner was hellbent on asking the the tough questions when he interviewed Politico founders John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei. There's a feisty exchange about the work environment at Politico, especially for their female employees, but the Beltway gentlemen also get into th…