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Famed Chicago Newspaper Columnist Passes Away

Following in the grand tradition of Finley Peter Dunne and Ring Lardner, Irv Kupcinet was one of Chicago's most legendary journalists, writing Kup's Column for sixty years. This past Monday Kupcinet passed away at the age of 91 due to complications arising from pneumonia. Born in 1912, Kupcinet grew up in the predominantly Jewish North Lawndale neighborhood in Chicago's West Side, where he later...
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

In 1975, a group of concerned reporters and investigative journalists met to share personal stories about reporting and writing. After one of their number suggested that what most characterizes the investigative reporter is "a sense of outrage", they agreed to form the group that is now known as Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). On their homepage, visitors can read more about their...
South Asian Journalists Association

Founded in 1994 with 18 members, the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) now has chapters in many major U.S. cities and serves as "a networking and resource forum for journalists of South Asian origin and journalists in South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora." Their homepage contains a good deal of information for current or potential members, such as a list of chapters, a job bank, and...
As newspapers continue to face hard times, some look back to the days of the well-known columnists who chronicled their cities

Paper Cuts: Diligently plotting the decline of US newspapers Tweaking the Cable Model, to Avoid Newspapers' Fate Herb Caen and his city Caen on capital...