Chicago Tribune

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The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing.wikipedia
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Robert R. McCormick

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In the 20th century under Medill's grandson, Robert R. McCormick, it achieved a reputation as a crusading paper with a decidedly American conservative anti-New Deal outlook, and its writing reached other markets through family and corporate relationships at the New York Daily News and the Washington Times-Herald. The 1960s saw its corporate parent owner, Tribune Company, reach into new markets.
Robert Rutherford "Colonel" McCormick (July 30, 1880 – April 1, 1955) was a member of the McCormick family of Chicago who became a lawyer, Republican Chicago alderman, distinguished U.S. Army officer in World War I, and eventually owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

Joseph Medill

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In the 1850s, under Joseph Medill, the Chicago Tribune became closely associated with Illinois' favorite son, Abraham Lincoln, and with the Republican Party.
He was co-owner and managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, and he was Mayor of Chicago from after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 until 1873.

WGN-TV

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Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper" (a slogan for which WGN radio and television are named), it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region.
On September 13, 1946, WGN Incorporated—a subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune Company, headed at the time by Robert R. McCormick, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune and owner of local radio stations WGN (720 AM) and WGNB (98.7 FM; frequency now occupied by WFMT)—submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit to build and license to operate a television station on VHF channel 9.

WGN (AM)

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Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper" (a slogan for which WGN radio and television are named), it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region.
WGN is the only radio station owned by Nexstar Media Group, which primarily owns television stations; it had been one of the flagship properties of Tribune Media, through its Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary, prior to its 2019 merger with Nexstar, and was co-owned with the Chicago Tribune, whose "World's Greatest Newspaper" slogan served as the basis for the WGN call sign, from 1924 to 2014.

New York Daily News

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In the 20th century under Medill's grandson, Robert R. McCormick, it achieved a reputation as a crusading paper with a decidedly American conservative anti-New Deal outlook, and its writing reached other markets through family and corporate relationships at the New York Daily News and the Washington Times-Herald. The 1960s saw its corporate parent owner, Tribune Company, reach into new markets.
(It was not connected to an earlier New York Daily News, which was founded in 1855, flourished under Benjamin Wood, and ceased publication in December 1906.) Patterson and his cousin, Robert R. McCormick, were co-publishers of the Chicago Tribune and grandsons of Tribune Company founder Joseph Medill.

Chicago metropolitan area

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Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper" (a slogan for which WGN radio and television are named), it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region.
Colonel Robert R. McCormick, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, usually gets credit for placing the term in common use.

Chicago

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The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing.
The Chicago Tribune, which coined the term, includes the city of Chicago, the rest of Cook County, and eight nearby Illinois counties: Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Will and Kankakee, and three counties in Indiana: Lake, Porter and LaPorte.

Washington Times-Herald

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In the 20th century under Medill's grandson, Robert R. McCormick, it achieved a reputation as a crusading paper with a decidedly American conservative anti-New Deal outlook, and its writing reached other markets through family and corporate relationships at the New York Daily News and the Washington Times-Herald. The 1960s saw its corporate parent owner, Tribune Company, reach into new markets.
The Washington Times-Herald (1939–1954) was an American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. It was created by Eleanor "Cissy" Patterson of the Medill–McCormick–Patterson family (long-time owners of the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News and founding later Newsday on New York's Long Island) when she bought The Washington Times and The Washington Herald from the syndicate newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951), and merged them.

Tribune Tower

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Also in 1922, the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, the Tribune Tower.
The tower was the home of the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Media, and Tribune Publishing.

Joseph Medill Patterson

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When McCormick assumed the position of co-editor (with his cousin Joseph Medill Patterson) in 1910, the Tribune was the third-best-selling paper among Chicago's eight dailies, with a circulation of only 188,000.
Joseph Medill Patterson was born into a newspaper family: his father was Robert W. Patterson Jr., a journalist at the Chicago Tribune. He married Medill, one of the owner's daughters, and rose to prominence at the Tribune. Together they also had a daughter, Cissy Patterson, who later became a publisher.

James Kelly (journalist)

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The Tribune was founded by James Kelly, John E. Wheeler, and Joseph K. C. Forrest, publishing the first edition on June 10, 1847.
James Kelly (1809–1895) was a founder of Chicago Tribune, serving as business manager among other roles when the first daily issue of the paper came out July 10, 1847, according to the recollection of a partner some 50 years later in the Tribune.

Chicago American

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At the same time, the Tribune competed with the Hearst paper, the Chicago Examiner, in a circulation war.
The American was bought by the Chicago Tribune in 1956, and was renamed as Chicago's American in 1959.

Little Orphan Annie

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The young cousins added features such as advice columns and homegrown comic strips such as Little Orphan Annie and Moon Mullins.
After World War I, cartoonist Harold Gray joined the Chicago Tribune which, at that time, was being reworked by owner Joseph Medill Patterson into an important national journal.

Dewey Defeats Truman

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An early edition of the next day's paper carried the headline "Dewey Defeats Truman", turning the paper into a collector's item.
"Dewey Defeats Truman" was an incorrect banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Daily Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President, Harry S. Truman, won an upset victory over Republican challenger and Governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey, in the 1948 presidential election.

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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The Tribunes legendary sports editor Arch Ward created the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1933 as part of the city's Century of Progress exposition.
The first All-Star Game was held on July 6, 1933, as part of the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, at Comiskey Park (1910–1990) and was initiated by Arch Ward, then sports editor for the Chicago Tribune.

Alfred Cowles Sr.

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Ray became editor-in-chief, Medill became the managing editor, and Alfred Cowles, Sr., brother of Edwin Cowles, initially was the bookkeeper.
During the 1860s to 1880s he was bookkeeper, treasurer and business manager of the Chicago Tribune of which he was part owner.

William Weston Patton

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In 1861, the Tribune published new lyrics by William W. Patton for the song "John Brown's Body".
These were published in the Chicago Tribune on December 16, 1861.

Paul Gapp

A local reporting team won the award in 1976, and architecture critic Paul Gapp won a Pulitzer in 1979.
Paul Gapp (1928 – July 30, 1992) was an architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune.

Bob Greene

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In March 1978, the Tribune announced that it hired columnist Bob Greene from the Chicago Sun-Times.
He worked for 24 years for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, where he was a columnist.

Clayton Kirkpatrick

In 1969, under the leadership of publisher Harold Grumhaus and editor Clayton Kirkpatrick (1915–2004), the Tribunes began reporting from a wider viewpoint.
Clayton Kirkpatrick (January 8, 1915 – June 19, 2004) was the editor of the Chicago Tribune newspaper from 1969 until 1979.

Arch Ward

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The Tribunes legendary sports editor Arch Ward created the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1933 as part of the city's Century of Progress exposition.
Arch Ward (December 27, 1896 in Irwin, Illinois – July 9, 1955) was the sports editor for the Chicago Tribune and personal friend of the owner, Robert R. McCormick.

George William Bliss

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Reporter George Bliss won a Pulitzer the following year for reporting, and reporter Bill Jones another in 1971 for reporting.

1948 United States presidential election

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The paper is well known for a mistake it made during the 1948 presidential election.
Dewey's campaign team originally wanted Illinois Governor Dwight Green to be his running mate, but the opposition of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the powerful publisher of the Chicago Tribune, nixed his chances.

Jack Fuller

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Jack Fuller served as the Tribune s editor from 1989 until 1993, when he became the president and chief executive officer of the Chicago Tribune.
He began his journalism career as a copyboy for the Chicago Tribune.

Blair Kamin

In 1998, reporter Paul Salopek won a Pulitzer for explanatory writing, and in 1999, architecture critic Blair Kamin won it for criticism.
Blair Kamin is the architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, a post he has held since 1992.