“Working the Story” is a video feature of the Chicago Sun-Times that explores how our reporters do their jobs.
When Rahm Emanuel announced he would not be running for re-election, it was a scramble in the Sun-Times newsroom to cover the story.
The timing was tough.
Our veteran City Hall reporter, Fran Spielman, was out of the country. So her beat now belonged to every reporter and editor on staff.
Columnist Mary Mitchell sits down with Sun-Times political reporters Mark Brown and Tina Sfondeles to talk about those first few hours after hearing the news that the mayor would be making this term his last.
The news conference no one expected
Mary continued the conversation with Editor-in-Chief Chris Fusco, who explained how the entire Sun-Times team pulled all of the angles together online and for the next day’s paper.
We invite you to watch other segments of “Working the Story” from the Chicago Sun-Times